/ IPSWICH VP . . WSON KEEPS: s >>Ol)TS ■■ wich Rm .105 wich ANNUAL REPORT TOWN OF IPSWICt 1990 Board of Selectmen: Seated (1-r) James R. Engel (Chairman), Charles J. Wayne Standing (1-r) Patrick J. McNally, William E. George, William I. Walton Cover: Photograph courtesy of the Ipswich Chronicle ANNUAL REPORT TOWN OF IPSWICH 1990 TOWN OF IPSWICH MASSACHUSETTS 1990 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT TABLE OF CONTENTS Roster of Town Officials and Committees 2 April 2, 1990 Annual Town Meeting 5 Operating Budget 7 October 22, 1990 Special Town Meeting 41 Board of Selectmen 78 Town Manager 79 Animal Control 80 Assessor's Office 80 Building Department 81 Cemeteries/Parks Department 81 Civil Defense 82 Commuter Rail Committee 82 Conservation Commission 83 Counci 1 -on-Agi ng 84 Electric Department 84 Fire Department ' 84 Hall -Haskell House Standing Committee 85 Harbors 86 Heal th Department 86 Historical Commission 87 The Ipswich Arts Council 88 Ipswich Housing Authority 89 Library 90 Planning Board 91 Police Department 92 Public Works Department 93 Recreation and Youth Department 94 Shel 1 f i sh Department : 96 School Committee 96 Superi ntendent 97 Paul F. Doyon Memorial School 99 Winthrop School 100 Ipswich Middle School 101 Ipswich High School 102 Department of Special Services 103 Town Clerk 104 Elections and Registrations 106 Town Counsel 106 Treasurer/Col lector 108 Water/Sewer Departments 108 Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School 110 Zoning Board of Appeals Ill Master Plan Commission Ill Town of Ipswich Revenue Sharing Handicapped Regulations 112 Financial Statements - Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1990 113 -1- CONSTABLE Joyce A. Gysan 1990 ROSTER OF TOWN OFFICIALS AND COMMITTEES ELECTED 1991 E HOUSING AUTHORITY Robert E. Como 1991 Catherine Cecil 1995 Sarah S. O'Connor, Ch 1994 Arthur Weagle 1993 Loretta Dietch/State 1991 SCHOOL COMMITTEE Jeffrey Simon, dfe 1992 Cynthia Quinn £-H 1992 David Pauley 1993 Margot Sherwood 1991 Carl Soderland Joseph iXbcf&r^ 1991 Norman Sheppard 1993 Lawrence E. Seidler 1993 FINANCE COMMITTEE E2 Elected At Town Meeting Walter Pojasek 1993 ^o*^§e-t3ewe4-l cfc>4 p Fincfi ±9$±- Constance Surpitski 1992 03 Appointed By Moderator William Craft, Ch 1991 Jamie Fay 1993 Alice Shurcliff 1992 S Appointed By Selectmen Leonard Heurlin 1993 Alien Swan Geoff req P< HoniQggi TOWN MODERATOR A. James Grimes 1991 Lawrence Pszenny BOARD OF SELECTMEN Patrick J. McNally Charles J. Wayne James R. Engel William I. Walton William E. George SI ACCOUNTANT Barry Boyce Ml ASSESSOR Frank J. Ragonese Ml BUILDING INSPECTOR Joseph Ferruzzi Ml CEMETERY/PARKS SUPERINTENDENT James E. Graff urn Ml DOG OFFICER/ANIMAL INSPECTOR Harry W. Leno, Jr. Ml ENGINEER James E. Chase Ml FIRE CHIEF Edwin R. Emerson Willard Maker, Acting Chief Ml HARBORMASTER Charles D. Surpitski Ml HEALTH AGENT Domenic A. Badolato Ml LIBRARIAN Eleanor Gaunt Ml TOWN PLANNER Elizabeth M. Ware APPOINTED ADMINISTRATION Ml POLICE CHIEF 1992 1993 1992 1993 1992 1991 Charles D. Surpitski Ml PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR Armand T. Michaud Ml RECREATION DIRECTOR Elizabeth Dorman Ml SHELLFISH CONSTABLE Philip Kent 7 SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS Richard F. Thompson Ml TOWN CLERK Frances A. Richards Ml TOWN COUNSEL Charles C. Dalton S TOWN MANAGER George E. Howe SI TREASURER/COLLECTOR Virginia M. Cleary Ml DEPUTY COLLECTOR Will i am E. Handren, Jr. SI ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT MANAGER Donald R. Stone -2- APPOINTED BOARDS AND COMMITTEES M CEMETERY & PARKS COMMISSION Arthur N. Sotis 1991 Nicholas Markos 1993 Gordon C. Player 1992 M CIVIL DEFENSE David Clements, Dir 1991 John T. Clogston, Asst 1991 S COMMUTER RAIL COMMITTEE Dorcas Rice 1991 Vivian Endicott 1991 Joseph Carl in 1991 Wil 1 iam Varrel 1 , Ch 1991 Anne Teele 1991 Harold B. Kapell 1991 Wil 1 iam Faissler 1991 M6 CONSERVATION COMMISSION Lillian V. North, Ch 1993 Joseph M. Pecoraro 1993 Wayne M. Castonguay 1993 Nicholas A. Vontzalides 1991 Jim Berry 1991 Richard A. Nylen, Jr. 1992 William Barton 1992 S COUNCIL ON AGING Winfred Hardy, Ch 1992 Jeanne N. Parker 1992 Helen Drenth 1993 Rita Poirier 1991 Anthony Christopher 1991 Ansel B. Clark 1992 Deborah P. Bouranis 1993 S FAIR HOUSING COMMITTEE George E. Howe, Dir. 1991 Tone Kenney 1991 Sara O'Connor 1991 M6 HISTORICAL COMMISSION Mary P. Conley Susan Nelson Donald Curiale, Ch Arthur L . Diol i , Jr. Wil 1 iam S. Effner Marjorie H. Robie Richard B. MacKinnon S GOVERNMENT STUDY COMMITTEE Peter J. Dziadose 1991 Kris Muench 1991 Kathleen Mersereau 1991 Carolyn Britt 1991 John H. Plate 1991 Phillip F. Grenier 1991 M BOARD OF ASSESSORS Frank J. Ragonese 1993 John D. Heaphy 1992 John Moberger 1991 1991 1993 1993 1993 1991 1992 1991 S INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCING AUTHORITY George E. Howe, Ch 1991 James C. Lahar 1992 Loretta Dietch 1995 Susan C. Hubbard 1993 S IPSWICH ARTS COUNCIL Mary Weatherall 1991 Mary Pol 1 ak 1991 Georgina Jill Traverso,Ch 1992 Jon Aaron, Co-Ch 1992 Kristin Ledson 1992 Michele S. McGrath 1992 Jane Harold 1992 Chip Dort 1992 Ann L. Marsh 1992 s LIBRARY TRUSTEES Crocker Snow, Sr., Ch 1992 Donald M. Greenough 1993 Hubert Johnson 1993 Lawrence Pszenny 1993 Martha Gillespie 1991 Virginia Jackson 1991 Bette Siege! 1992 Louise Sweet ser 1992 George R. Gray 1991 MASTER PLAN COMMISSION cc Carl Gardner 1991 s Charles J. Wayne 1991 s Benjamin Fierro, III 1991 s Patrick J. McNally 1991 ZBA Donald Turbide 1991 ZBA James Theodosopoulos 1991 HC Irene Josephson 1991 HC Richard MacKinnon 1991 PB Leslie Brooks 1991 FC Leonard R. Heurlin 1991 CC Barbara Ostberg 1991 -3- APPOINTED BOARDS AND COMMITTEES HALL-HASKELL HOUSE COMMITTEE Vivian Endicott, 1991 Theresa Stephens, Co-Ch 1991 Helen M. Burr 1991 Stephanie Gaskins, Co-Ch 1991 Willi am L . Thoen 1991 Marion Frost 1991 Ingrid Miles 1991 Norman Quint 1991 Joanne McMahon 1991 M BOARD OF HEALTH Carl G. Hiltunen 1993 Kenneth L. Zinn, M.D. 1991 Susan C. Hubbard 1992 M RECREATION COMMISSION Jim Prato 1993 Bruce Bryant 1991 Linda M. Murphy 1992 James W. Foley 1993 Marcia Ford 1993 Lawrence Drown 1991 Nancy C. Lindquist 1992 5 REGISTRARS OF VOTERS Mary Maloney 1991 Edmund Traverso 1993 Peter M. Ross 1992 11 Frances A. Richards, Clerk ; SHELLFISH ADVISORY BOARD Thomas Dorman, Ch 1991 Melvin A. Bowen 1991 Alice H. Thanos 1991 Andrew Gianakakis 1991 Forrest W. MacGilvary 1991 Anthony Christopher 1991 Wayne Castonguay 1991 5 WATER SUPPLY COMMITTEE James Engel , Ch 1991 Robert 0. Butcher 1991 Scott Greeley 1991 Gerald Priestman 1991 Leonard Heurlin 1991 Peter Jean 1991 5 WATERWAYS- ADVISORY COMMITTEE George C. Scott, Jr. 1991 Gary J. Hamilton, Ch. 1991 Marc C. Silverman 1991 Richard R. Willis 1991 PLANNING BOARD William E. Bingham 1991 Stanley Bornstein 1992 Leslie Brooks 1993 Kenneth Savoie 1995 Catherine Lefebvre 1994 ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS James Theodosopoulos, Ch 1992 Dana P. Jordan 1991 David Levesque 1993 William J. Murphy 1994 Daniel B. Lunt, Jr. 1995 John R. Verani , Associate 1991 Joseph R. Petranek, Assoc. 1991 M GAS INSPECTOR Robert Hyde M PARKING CLERK Wil 1 iam Handren M PLUMBING INSPECTOR Robert Hyde M WIRING INSPECTOR Raymond Budzianowski APPOINTMENT LEGEND E Elected S Appointed By Board of Selectmen M Appointed By Town Manager Other 1 Supervised By Town Manager 2 Elected At Town Meeting 3 Appointed By Moderator 4 General Laws 5 1976 STM, Article II 6 Confirmed by Board of Selectmen 7 Appointed by School Committee 8 Appointed by Conservation Com. -4- 1990 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING ESSEX, ss To the Constable of the Town of Ipswich in said County, GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Ipswich, qualified to vote in Town affairs, to meet at the IPSWICH HIGH SCHOOL, in said Ipswich on MONDAY, THE SECOND DAY OF APRIL, 1990, at 7:30 o'clock in the evening, then and there to act on the following articles, viz: Moderator James Grimes announced at 7:30 p.m. that there were 730 voters pre- sent but many people were still waiting to check in, and asked for a ten- minute adjournment. So voted. At 7:50 p.m., the Meeting was called to order. The final count was 1007. Tellers appointed by the Moderator were Beth Graffum, David Grimes, Donald Curiale, Dennis Quinn, Steven Fortado, John Langmaid. The Moderator thanked the Board of Selectmen and various officials who had helped in preparing for this Town Meeting. It was moved to admit non-voters. ARTICLE 1 To fix the salary and compensation of all elected Town Officers. Selectman Robert Leet moved that the salaries and compensation of all elected Town officers be approved as presented in the budget. Seconded. Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee unanimously recommended. Motion carried on una- nimous voice vote. ARTICLE 2 To choose the following officers, viz: Constable for one (1) year; Moderator for one (1) year; two (2) Selectmen for three (3) years; one (1) member of the Housing Authority for five (5) years; and three (3) members of the School Committee for three (3) years. The above officers to be voted on one ballot at their respective polling places as follows: Precinct 1--Agawam Village Recreation Hall, County Road; Precinct 2--Winthrop School, Central Street; Precinct 3--Ipswich High School, High Street; Precinct 4--Whittier Manor Recreation Hall, Caroline Avenue; on Monday, April 9, 1990. The polls shall open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.; or to take any other action relative- thereto. Selectman William Walton moved. Seconded. Unanimous voice vote ARTICLE 3 To choose one (1) member of the Finance Committee for three (3) years. Selectman William George moved that the Town elect Walter Pojasek to the Finance Committee for a term of three (3) years. Seconded. Mr. George and Finance Chairman William Craft spoke highly of Mr. Pojasek and his service to the Town, formerly on the School Committee and then on the Finance Committee. Unanimous voice vote. -5- ARTICLE 4 To hear and act upon the report of the Finance Committee relative to the municipal budget and to raise, appropriate, and transfer money for the ensuing year's operations, including the compensation of elected Town Officers; and further to authorize the establishment of a revolving fund for the collection and expenditure of solid waste disposal tipping charges under the provisions of MGL Chapter 44, Section 53E; or to take any other action relative thereto. Mr. Craft moved that the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $6,291,302 for the purposes indicated in the FY91 Operating Budget as outlined in the Finance Committee Report, pp 18-20; and further moved that For the Operating Budget of $6,291,302, the Town: Transfer from Available Funds: Surplus Revenue (Free Cash) $ 754,994 Sewer, Water & Street Betterments 21,501 Overlay Surplus: To Reserve Fund 20,000 Cemetery Perpetual Care & Flower Fund: Offset Cemetery Budget 28,060 Sewer System Evaluation Survey (4/6/87, Art .37) 2,074 Dirt Pile (Art. 2, 9/19/88 STM) 937 Insurance Fund ($10,000) 30,002 Low Income Housing (Art. 10, 6/20/88 STM) 232 Computers (Art. 30, 4/2/84 ATM) 55 Wetlands Protection Fund: Offset Conservation Commission Budget 1,142 $ 858,997 Transfer from Revenue Sharing 2,211 Available Funds & Revenue Sharing 861,208 Net to be raised and assessed: $5,430,094; and further, to authorize the establishment of a revolving fund for the collection and expenditure of solid waste tipping charges under the provi- sions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 53E. Seconded. Following a long discussion on overrides, trash collection, etc., the question was moved, seconded and carried on a two-thirds voice vote. On the motion, the Moderator declared in carried on a voice vote. Seven voters stood to protest. On the handcount, the motion carried 738-100. -6- MUNICIPAL OPERATING BUDGET GENERAL GOVERNMENT FY88 FY89 FY90 * FY91 EXPENDED EXPENDED APPRO. RECOMMENDED 003 SELECTMEN: Salaries & Wages Expenses Capital Outlay Total 005 TOWN MANAGER: Salaries & Wages Expenses Labor Consultants Capital Outlay Total 009 MODERATOR: Salaries & Wages Expenses Total 011 FINANCE COMMITTEE: Salaries & Wages Expenses Total 015 ELECTIONS & REGISTRATIONS Salaries & Wages Expenses Total 02 5 ACCOUNTANT: Salaries & Wages Expenses Capital Outlay Total 029 ASSESSORS: Salaries & Wages Valuation Fee Expenses Capital Outlay Total 03 3 TREASURER/ COLLECTOR: Salaries & Wages Expenses Capital Outlay Total $16,767 1,754 18,521 $17,330 2,611 19,941 $16,505 3,835 20, 340 $16,505 2,955 19,460 89, 197 20,871 11,308 4 ,458 125,834 96, 350 19,497 3,894 13,578 133, 319 102,787 23,557 5,000 131, 344 104, 106 22,780 5, 000 131,886 100 100 100 100 100 10 110 100 10 110 2,475 2,475 2,963 2,963 2,975 2,975 3,225 3,225 8,061 5,991 14,052 13,355 2,704 16,059 8,851 6,770 15,621 16, 030 6, 300 22, 330 89,679 25,697 115,376 94,940 22,386 117,326 102, 346 25,638 127,984 83,948 27,583 4,090 115,621 78,941 114,662 9,891 2 03,-4 94 89,390 1,340 10,031 488 101,549 94,564 5,200 11,032 500 111,296 97,840 3,500 11, 128 112,468 91,540 8,631 100,171 87,393 12,760 4,426 104,579 94,550 14,185 1, 600 110,335 90,095 15,367 320 105,782 -7- 03 9 TOWN CLERK: Salaries & Wages Expenses Capital Outlay Total D4 5 LEGAL DEPARTMENT: Salaries & Wages Town Counsel-Litigation Special Counsel Expenses Total )61 APPEALS BOARD: Salaries & Wages Expenses Capital Outlay Total )63 PLANNING BOARD: Salaries & Wages Expenses Planning Consultants: Reimbursable General Capital Outlay Total 64 MASTER PLAN COMMISSION: Salaries & Wages Expenses Planning Consultants: Total 6 5 TOWN HALL & ANNEX: Salaries & Wages Expenses Energy Supplies Capital Outlay Total TOTAL GENERAL GOVERNMENT FY88 EXPENDED FY89 EXPENDED FY9 * APPRO. I FY91 tECOMMENDE 38,734 2,329 5,865 46,928 42,030 2,717 775 45,522 46,647 3,070 175 49,892 37,147 3,482 40,629 12,000 28,720 1,410 42,130 12,000 29, 378 2,412 43,790 12,960 28, 000 10, 000 2,580 53,540 12,960 28,000 10, 000 2,580 53,540 1,012 305 1,317 1,650 235 1,885 3,000 701 3,701 3,000 701 3,701 42,006 2,113 43,390 2,681 49,458 7,930 13,524 2,950 2,780 46,899 7,350 1,827 55,248 52,000 109, 388 30,000 500 46,974 690 315 1,005 695 539 3,112 4,346 1,000 1,100 5, 100 7,200 1,000 100 600 1,700 18,105 15,625 5,031 70,996 109,757 19,523 15,843 6,386 6,733 48,485 21,707 18,235 6,750 2,300 48,992 23,294 18,476 6,620 544 48,934 828,059 695,112 792,718 706,360 UBLIC SAFETY 01 POLICE DEPARTMENT: Salaries & Wages Expenses Energy Supplies Drug Enforcement Fund Capital Outlay Total 741 687 780 179 881 896 917 841 27, 872 35 753 30 952 37 253 28, 700 28 290 31 718 31 356 1, 000 1, 000 34 121 42 919 175 496 29, 722 832 380 887 141 1,121 062 1,017, 172 -8- FY88 EXPENDED FY89 EXPENDED FY90 * APPRO. FY91 RECOMMENDED 102 HARBORS: Salaries & Wages Expenses Energy Supplies Capital Outlay Total 103 FIRE DEPARTMENT: Salaries & Wages Training Expenses Energy Supplies Capital Outlay Total 109 FORESTRY: Salaries & Wages Expenses Energy Supplies Capital Outlay Total 3,397 386 15,463 19,246 532,901 3,036 32,304 4,758 20,293 593,292 67,500 17,477 2,457 976 88,410 5,030 316 1,614 6,960 571,201 3,297 59,190 4,247 47,674 685,609 77, 148 23,011 2,298 946 103,403 4,585 850 8,450 13,885 637,427 2,475 65,532 5,270 210,295 920,9-99 81, 148 26,018 2,727 15,000 124,893 3,664 4,706 775 4,483 13,628 665,133 4,175 50,160 5,470 11,000 735,938 Note: In 1991 Forestry is funded by Article 23 Contingent on Override passing, 112 SHELLFISH: Salaries & Wages Consultants Expenses Energy Supplies Capital Outlay Total 113 BUILDING INSPECTOR: Salaries & Wages Inspection Consultant Energy Supplies Expenses Capital Outlay Total 131 CIVIL DEFENSE: Salaries & Wages Expenses Energy Supplies Capital Outlay Total 133 ANIMAL CONTROL: Salaries & Wages Expenses Energy Supplies Capital Outlay Total TOTAL PUBLIC SAFETY 27,900 440 1,911 622 1,375 32,248 38,787 332 5,115 2,001 46,235 2, 400 1,855 4,255 18,250 2,428 639 21,317 28,560 900 2,462 451 32,373 42,427 149 3,488 12,309 58,373 3, 000 1,997 4,997 19,345 4, 110 252 8,487 32, 194 38,122 1,500 2,400 700 42,722 48,759 5,000 360 3,471 540 58,130 3,000 2, 125 75 5,200 21,000 5,015 700 26,715 34,622 4,225 700 39,547 46,143 360 8,725 55,228 3 , 000 1 ,950 4 ,950 22 224 5 382 500 200 28, 306 1,637,383 1,811,050 2,313,606 1,894,769 -9- FY88 EXPENDED FY89 EXPENDED FY90 * APPRO. FY91 RECOMMENDED PUBLIC WORKS 301 ADMINISTRATION: Salaries & Wages Expenses Capital Outlay Total 303 HIGHWAY DIVISION: Salaries & Wages Expenses Road Treatment Capital Outlay Total 3 05 SNOW & ICE CONTROL: Salaries & Wages Expenses Energy Supplies Rental Total 3 09 EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE Salaries & Wages Consultants Expenses Energy Supplies Capital Outlay Total TOTAL PUBLIC WORKS 50 ,755 54,925 58 ,356 59 ,710 1 ,718 2,054 2 , 556 2 ,556 206 52 ,679 56,979 60 ,912 62 ,266 148 ,610 162,926 186 ,824 202 ,849 130 ,913 139,207 148 ,967 186 ,892 278 ,374 242,739 293, , 000 225 ,000 59 , 300 111,525 184, , 564 22, , 300 617 , 197 656,397 813, , 355 637, ,041 34, r 844 18,696 25, ,000 25, ,000 70, ,470 53,371 64, ,750 67, ,550 5; ,292 2,248 5, 600 5, ,600 26; ,034 6,745 27, 000 27, 000 136, ,640 81,060 122, 350 125, 150 25, 381 26,810 28, 640 30, 606 400 29, 403 28,280 41, 060 39, 971 8, 885 9,538 10, 900 9, 556 5, 795 13,448 69, 864 78,076 80, 600 80, 133 876, 380 872,512 1,077, 217 904, 590 SANITATION 4 03 SANITATION CONTRACT: Sanitation Composite Contract Spring & Fall Cleaning Sanitation Revolving Fund Total 4 09 SEWER: Salaries & Wages Expenses Energy Supplies Capital Outlay Total TOTAL SANITATION 342,000 33,855 375,855 165,977 173., 975 7,872 12,701 360,525 736, 380 371,000 65,688 436,688 175,517 188,227 8,238 13,353 385,335 822,023 402, 000 56,700 458,700 195,757 203,163 8, 142 407, 062 865,762 128,500 50,000 178,500 204,078 239,281 8,225 5,829 457,413 635,913 -10- FY88 EXPENDED FY89 EXPENDED FY90 * APPRO. FY91 RECOMMENDED OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 481 HISTORICAL COMMISSION: Salaries & Wages Expenses Capital Outlay Total 487 CONSERVATION COMMISSION: Salaries & Wages Expenses Capital Outlay Total TOTAL OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL SVCS HUMAN SERVICES 20 60 1 000 1 000 4,991 755 9 200 1 400 15,523 125 20, 534 815 10 325 2 400 1,400 1 , 600 1 800 466 527 12 650 1 275 843 1 500 1 000 1,866 2 970 14 150 4, 075 22,400 3,785 24,475 6,475 501 HEALTH: Salaries & Wages Expenses Emergency Fund Capital Outlay Total 531 COUNCIL ON AGING: Salaries & Wages Expenses Total 551 VETERAN'S BENEFIT: Expenses Total 571 CEMETERIES & GROUNDS Salaries & Wages Expenses Energy Supplies Capital Outlay Total TOTAL HUMAN SERVICES CULTURE AND RECREATION 601 LIBRARY: Salaries & Wages Expenses Energy Supplies Capital Outlay Total 60,439 69 , 186 77 ,016 48 ,761 138,789 303 ,396 317 , 680 314 , 155 1 ,000 1 ,000 172 807 199,400 373 ,389 395 ,696 363 ,916 8,160 8 743 9 900 10 000 18,671 20 002 21 580 22 338 26,831 28 745 31 480 32 338 49,231 85, 017 67, 266 125, 000 49,231 85, 017 67, 266 125, 000 154,277 169, 646 181, 932 195, 308 19,823 21, 629 22, 466 23, 216 6,997 5, 755 7, 845 7, 105 19,309 14, 588 10, 525 21, 000 200,406 211, 618 222, 768 246, 629 475,868 698, 769 717, 210 767, 883 138,959 57,561 1,278 11, 108 208, 906 157,297 66,034 1,268 2,234 226, 833 178,220 71, 695 1,500 450 251, 865 176,650 71,865 1,300 400 250, 215 -11- FY88 EXPENDED FY89 EXPENDED FY9 * APPRO. FY91 RECOMMENDED 521 RECREATION AND YOUTH SVCS : Salaries & Wages Expenses Energy Supplies Youth Services Capital Outlay Total TOTAL CULTURE & RECREATION 46,870 17,389 549 1,074 65,882 53,458 18,312 471 5,000 77,241 61,061 21,925 600 22,500 106,086 60,747 20,696 555 81,998 274,788 304,074 357,951 332,213 JNCLASSIFIED 381 INSURANCE: 371 BENEFITS: Military Service Credits County Retirement System Health & Life Medicare Total 7 01 DEBT SERVICE: Payment of Principal Payment of Interest Interest on Tax Ant. Notes Total 391 OFFICE EQUIPMENT: 211,085 174,492 215 ,174 258, ,199 11,138 11,775 17, ,015 17, ,528 330,846 339,337 406, ,954 417, ,746 303,443 340,040 136, ,280 166, ,576 14,971 13,862 17, ,000 20, ,300 660,398 705,014 577, ,249 622, 150 65,000 24,500 185, ,000 3,948 1,076 4, 000 4,111 17, 829 12, 000 68,948 29,687 206, 829 12, 000 7,627 7,303 58, 186 8,000 313 RESERVE FUND (Transfers into appropriate budgets in prior years; funded @ $45,000 in all years) 391 AUDIT FEE: 391 MANAGEMENT TRANSFER ACCOUNT: ** 391 POSTAGE: TOTAL UNCLASSIFIED: TOTAL OPERATING BUDGET: $5,813,666 $6,162,674 $7,289,361 $6,291,302 * Note: FY 90 reflects Reserve Fund, transfers to date. ** Represents Management salary increases which in prior years have been incorporated in individual department budgets. The combined increase represents the cost of living increase of 4.6%. 37,734 45,000 22,603 30,250 31,750 43,000 14,350 16,250 15,000 23,000 962,408 955,349 1,140,422 1, 043,099 -12- ARTICLE 5 To hear and act upon the reports of the Finance Committee and of the School Committee relative to the School Department budget and to raise, appropriate, and transfer money for the ensuing year's operations; or to take any other action relative thereto. Selectman Charles Wayne moved that the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $8,516,004 for the School Department Budget for FY91 and further move that: For the School Department Budget of $8,516,004, the Town transfer from Avai 1 able Funds: Feofees of the Grammar School $4,000 School Repairs (Art. 28, 4/7/86 ATM) 15,000 Net to be raised and assessed: $8,497,004 Seconded. Board of Selectmen unanimously in favor; Finance Committee unani- mously in favor. Superintendent Richard Thompson and School Committee Chairman Jeffrey Simon spoke on the financial problems. Motion carried on a voice vote. ARTICLE 6 To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money to cover the Town's share of the ensuing year's annual operating and debt service expenses of the Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School District; or to take any other action relative thereto. Whittier School Committeeman Eugene Hail son moved that the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $121,645 to cover the Town's share of the ensuing year's annual operating and debt service expenses of the Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School District. Seconded. Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee, School Committee unanimously recommended. Unanimous voice vote. ARTICLE 7 To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the ensuing year's expenses of the Water Division, said sum to be offset by revenues of the Water Division during FY91, and to transfer a sum of money from the surplus account to Water capital outlay and/or debt service; or to take any other action relative thereto. Selectmen Chairman James Engel moved that the Town ovte to raise and appropraite the sum of $1,093,455 for the ensuring year's expenses of the Water Division, said sum to be offset by revenues of the Water Department during FY91. Seconded. Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee unanimously recommended. Unanimous voice vote. ARTICLE 8 To see if the Town will vote (1) to raise and appropriate a sum of money and/or transfer from available funds a sum of money to pay unpaid bills incurred in previous years and remaining unpaid; and (2) to raise and appropriate a sum of money and/or to appropriate a sum of money from the Water Division surplus account to pay any Water Division unpaid bills incurred in previous years and remaining unpaid; or to take any other action relative thereto. -13- Mr. Leet moved that the Town vote (1) to appropriate the sum of $10,592.07 to pay unpaid bills incurred in prior years and remaining unpaid: Misc. Finance Police Essex Office $400, .00 Beverly Anesthesiology A ssoc . $1 ,050 .oc Treasurer Uni systems Finance Corp 527 .50 New England Telephone 77, .40 Water Elections & Registrations Badger Meter Company 622 .20 CPRS Printing, Inc. 83, .05 School s Veterans' Benefits N.E. Consortium 35 .00 Caldwell Nursing 7,796.92 $10,592.07 (2) to raise this appropriation, the sums of $9,969.87 and $622.20 be trans- ferred, respectively, from Free Cash and Water Surplus. Seconded. Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee unanimously recommended. A 4/5ths vote was needed; the motion carried on a unanimous vote. ARTICLE 9 To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, or to transfer from available funds, sums of money to fund supplements to the Town and School Operating Budgets for FY90 and the Water Division Operating Budget for FY90; or to take any other action relative thereto. Mr. George moved that the Town vote (1) to appropriate the sum of $425,569 to fund supplements to the Fiscal Year 1990 Municipal Operating Budget and FY 1990 Water Division Operating Budget: Miscellaneous Finance Audit Fee $12,000 Debt Service Principal 15,000 Interest 786 Conservation Commission Expenses 1,250 Fire Department Salaries (Overtime) 12,000 Veterans' Services Expenses 75,000 Water Division Principal (SAANS) 300,000 Interest (SAANS) 9,533 3>425,569; and (2) to raise this appropriation, the sums of $116,036 and $309,533 be transferred, respectively, from Free Cash and from Water Surplus. Seconded. Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee unanimously recommended. Unanimous voice vote. ARTICLE 10 To see if the Town will vote (1) to appropriate a sum of money to engage engineering services and to acquire any related materiel and/or services for the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges under Chapter 90 of the General Laws, as amended; (2) to authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for, accept, and expend any Federal and/or State grants which may be available for the aforementioned purposes; (3) to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire such easements and/or other interest (s) as may be -14- necessary to effectuate said repairs, by purchase, gift, lease, eminent domain, or otherwise and to convey such land(s) and/or easements to Essex County and authorize the filing of special legi slation (s ) to help effectuate the same; and (4) to determine whether said appropriation shall be raised by borrowing, transfer from available funds, or otherwise; or to take any other action relative thereto. Mr. Walton moved that the Town vote (1) to appropriate the sum of $107,025 to engage engineering services and to acquire any related materiel and/or ser- vices for the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges under Chapter 90 of the General Laws, as amended; (2) to authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for, accept and expend any Federal and/or State grants which may be available for the aforementioned purposes; (3) to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire such easements and/or other interest(s) as may be necessary to effectuate said repairs, by purchase, gift, lease, eminent domain, or otherwise and to convey such land(s) and/or easements to Essex County and authorize the filing of special legi slation(s) to help effectuate the same; and (4) of the $107,025 appropriated, the sum of $80,270 be trans- ferred from Available Funds and $26,775 be raised in the tax levy. Seconded. Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee unanimously recommended. It is planned to repair Jeffrey's Neck and Little Neck Roads. A 2/3rds vote was necessary; motion carried on a unanimous voice vote. ARTICLE 11 To see if the Town will vote (1) to appropriate a sum of money to survey, design, construct, and operate a sewage sludge composting facility on a portion of the Town "Poor Farm", so called (Assessor's Map 13, Parcel 25) and to obtain any materiel and/or services necessary and incidental thereto; (2) to authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for, accept and expend any grants or gifts from the Federal, State, or private sources for said purpose; and (3) to determine whether said appropriation shall be raised by taxes, by borrowing, or otherwise; or to take any other action relative thereto. Mr. Wayne moved that the Town vote (1) to appropriate the sum of $163,000 to survey, design, construct, and operate a sewage sludge composting facility on a portion of the Town "Poor Farm", so called (Assessor's Map 13, Parcel 25), and to obtain any materiel and/or services necessary and incidental thereto; (2) to authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for, accept and expend any grants or gifts from the Federal, State, or private sources for said purposes; and (3) to meet this appropriation, that the sum of $77,600 be raised in the tax levy and that the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, be authorized to issue $85,400 in bonds or notes under the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 7(1). Seconded. Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee unanimously recommended. Allen Swan, for the Finance Committee, informed the Meeting that the State has ordered the Town to close the present sludge pit. In answer to a question, Mr. Howe said the facility would be located on the paved area where the U.S.A.F. Labs used to be. The Poor Farm was designated as a recreational area by Town Meeting, but such designation was never registered. The tax rate would not be affected by the borrowing this year. Jim Berry for the Conservation Commission stated that it would hope to have the property turned over to the Commission, but would not want the paved area. Discussion on method of composting. A 2/3rds vote was necessary; the motion carried on a unanimous voice vote. -15- ARTICLE 12 To see if the Town will vote (1) to authorize the Treasurer, with the appro- val of the Board of Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time, in antici- pation of the revenue for the financial year beginning July 01, 1990, and ending June 30, 1991, in accordance with the provisions of the General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 4, as amended, and to renew any note or notes as may be given for a period of less than one year, in accordance with the provisions of the General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17, as amended; (2) to authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to enter into a written agreement with a banking institution for the provision of banking services to the Town, in accordance with the provisions of Section 53F of Chapter 44 of the General Laws, as inserted by Chapter 740 of the Acts of 1985, as amended; and (3) to rescind its authorization to borrow the unissued balances of monies authorized under Article 9 of the June 20, 1988, Special Town Meeting; or to take any other action relative thereto. Mr. Leet moved. Seconded. Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee unanimously recommended. Unanimous voice vote. ARTICLE 13 To see what action the Town will take with regard to the transfer of any surplus funds in the Electric Light Department. Mr. George moved that the Town vote to transfer the sum of $417,979 from the Surplus Account in the Electric Light Department for the purpose of reducing taxes. Seconded. Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee unanimously recom- mended. David Warner asked if Seabrook would affect the Ipswich electric rates; Mr. Engel replied that we have been paying $600,000 per year on Seabrook' s debt service. What happens if the plant doesn't open? Mr. Engel: we continue paying $600,000/year . Motion carried on a unanimous vote. ARTICLE 14 To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Chapter 32B, Section 9A of the General Laws of the Commonwealth, effective July first, nineteen hundred ninety-one; or to take any other action relative thereto. (By peti- tion) Mr. Clifton Wentworth moved that the Town place on the Official Ballot for the April 9, 1990 Election the following question to take effect July 1, 1991 "Shall the Town pay one-half the premium costs payable by a retired employee for group life insurance and for group general or blanket hospital, surgical, medical, dental, and other insurance?" Yes No Seconded. Board of Selectmen 4-0 against (1 abstention), Finance Committee unanimously against. Motion failed on a voice vote. On a hand count, the motion failed 414 against, 255 for. ARTICLE 15 To see if the Town under and pursuant to authority granted in Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40D, Section 21(g), as amended, will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen at their discretion to negotiate and execute a -16- contract with the operator of a solid waste disposal facility for the dispo- sal of refuse, garbage and waste and for the use of by-products resulting from the operation of such facilities, which contract may (1) be for a term of fifteen years, more or less, or a lesser period; (2) include provisions for the delivery of minimum amounts of refuse, garbage and waste with payments for the use of the facilities to be based thereon; (3) provide for unit prices that will be graduated and for adjustments thereof and for the use of steam, electricity and/or other by- products resulting from the use of the facilities and for credits or payments to the Town resulting therefrom; (4) provided for use by the Town or other municipalities or other users of the uncommitted capacity of such facilities; (5) contain other provisions incidental and related to the foregoing general matters; and (6) be generally in the form of a proposed contract with RESCO, NESWC, or with another entity for the disposal of the Town's solid wastes, with any changes therein whatsoever as may be approved by said Board of Selectmen; or to take any other action relative thereto. Mr. George moved. Seconded. Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee unani- mously recommended. Discussion on cost, whether Town would be penalized if it withdrew from contract. Question moved, seconded, carried on voice vote. Motion carried on majority voice vote. ARTICLE 16 To see if the Town will vote, subject to the provisions of the Town's Charter and pursuant to the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 59, Section 21C(m), as inserted by Chapter 634 of the Acts of 1989, to raise and appropriate a sum of money to fund a contract or contracts for municipal refuse collection and disposal; supplements to the Health Budget and Miscellaneous Finance Budget to operate the Solid Waste Transfer Station; and otherwise to procure any and all materiel and/or services necessary and inci- dental to the collection and disposal of municipal refuse for FY91, including special municipal refuse collection services during one week each in the spring and fall of FY91, said appropriations to be contingent upon the passage of an override referendum under the provisions of MGL , Chapter 59, Section 21C(g); or to take any other action relative thereto. Mr. George moved that the Town vote (1) to raise and appropriate an addi- tional sum of $671,627 for the FY91 Sanitation contract, Health, and Miscellaneous Finance budgets as follows: Sanitation Contract : Composit Contract $580,243 Special Collections . 59,700 Health : Salaries 26,939 Expenses 230 Misc. Finance : Workers' Compensation 3,290 Health & Life 1,225 $671,627; and (2) to reduce the FY91 Miscellaneous Finance Unemployment Compensation budget by $8,070; both said appropriations (a net addition of $663,557) to be con- tingent on the passage of a ballot referendum under the provisions of MGL -17- Chapter 59, Section 21C(g). Seconded. Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee unanimously recommended. Discussion on recycling, cost of trash pickup by private contractors. Question moved, seconded, carried on voice vote. Motion carried on a voice vote. ARTICLE 17 To see if the Town will vote, pursuant to the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 59, Section 21C(m), as inserted by Chapter 634 of the Acts of 1989, to raise and appropriate a sum of money to fund a supplement to the School Department Operating Budget for FY91, said appropriation to be contingent upon the passage of an override referendum under the provisions of MGL, Chapter 59, Section 21C(g); or to take any other action relative thereto. School Committeeman Lawrence Seidler moved that the Town vote to raise and appropriate an additional $200,000 for the FY91 School Department operating budget, said appropriation to be contingent upon passage of a ballot referen- dum under the provisions of MGL, Chapter 59, Section 21C(g). Seconded. School Committee, Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee unanimously recom- mended. High School student Jeremy Dal ton spoke in favor and urged the Meeting to vote favorably. Motion carried on a voice vote. ARTICLE 18 To see if the Town will vote, subject to the provisions of the Town's Charter, and pursuant to the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 59, Section 21C(m) as inserted by Chapter 634 of the Acts of 1989, (1) to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the wages, fringe benefits, and expenses of the position of Town Planner for FY91; (2) to reduce the appropriation in the FY91 Miscellaneous Finance Unemployment Compensation account; both said appropriations to be contingent upon the passage of an override referendum under the provisions of MGL, Chapter 59, Section 21C(g); or to take any other action relative thereto. Mr. Wayne moved that the Town vote (1) to raise and appropriate an additional sum of $38,180 for wages and expenses for the Town Planner's position of FY91 as follows: Planning Board Wages $35,934 Expenses 500 Miscellaneous Finance Health and Life Insurance 1,225 Medicare 521 $38,180; and (2) to reduce the appropriation to be raised for the FY91 Miscellaneous Finance Department and line item for Unemployment Compensation by $8,160; both said appropriations (a net addition of $30,020) to be contingent upon the passage of a ballot referendum under the provisions of MGL Chapter 59, Section 21C(g). Seconded. Board of Selectmen unanimously in favor; Finance Committee majority in favor. Planning Board strongly in favor; Patrick McNally -spoke on motion, as did William Bingham. Mary Conley for the Historical Commission, Lillian North for the Conservation Commission were unanimously in favor. Mr. McNally stated that the Planning Board could not possibly handle the work now being done by the Planner. Motion carried on a voice vote. -18- ARTICLE 19 To see if the Town, subject to the provisions of the Town's Charter, will raise and appropriate $40,000 for the purpose of funding the salary and expenses for the position of Town Planner for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1990; or to take any other action relative thereto. (By petition) Mr. McNally moved that the Town, subject to the provisions of the Town's Charter, raise and appropriate $40,000 for the purpose of funding the salary and expenses for the position of Town Planner for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1990. Seconded. Mr. George stated the Selectmen were opposed 3-2; Mr. Pzsenny stated the Finance Committee was 6-2-1 against. Finance member Alice Shurcliff (who, with Mr. Craft, was in the minority) felt that there was money in the budget to finance the Planner. Mr. Engel (who, with Mr. Wayne, was in the BOS minority) stated the article should be passed. Ben Fierro for the Master Plan Commission, urged passage. The question was moved, seconded, voted. The voice vote on the motion was inconclusive; on the hand count the motion carried 352 in favor, 57 against. ARTICLE 20 To see if the Town will vote, subject to the provisions of the Town's Charter, (1) to instruct the Board of Selectmen, the Finance Committee, and the Town Manager to fully staff the Building Department in order to pro- vide fair, equitable, comprehensive application monitoring and enforcement of the Protective Zoning Bylaw, Planning and Zoning Board Special Permits and Site Plan approvals in their entirety throughout the limits of the Town, but most especially those portions of the bylaws and Special Permits dealing spe- cifically with Wetland Protection and Protection of the aboveground and underground water supplies of the Town by the creation of the position of Zoning Enforcement Officer to serve under the direction of the Building and Zoning Official. The present policy of the Board of Selectmen of selective enforcement shall cease. (2) To instruct the Board of Selectmen, the Finance Committee and the Town Manager to retain the position of Town Planner in order to provide fair, equitable, comprehensive application and enforcement of the application and permit requirements of the Protective Zoning Bylaw and the Rules and Regulations of the Planning Board in all matters under the jurisdiction of the Planning Board, but most especially those areas dealing specifically with protection of the aboveground and underground water supplies of the Town. (3) To accomplish one and two above at a minimal cost to the taxpayers of the Town by funding the entire Building Department budget and the position of Town Planner from the receipts of user fees collected by those departments as follows: A. To adopt Chapter 44, Section 53E, MGL , to establish a Revolving Account by expanding the existing Revolving Account of the Plumbing and Gas Inspector created at the April 5, 1982 Annual Town Meeting, lifting the 50% cap thereof, and depositing all receipts of the Building Department and Planning Department into the account and paying all Building Department Budgeted expense items and the salary of the Town Planner and the salary and expenses of the Plumbing and Gas Inspector from said account. B. As both the Building Department and the position of Town Planner, from an overall standpoint, protect and represent the interest of the Town, the sum of $25,000 shall be deposited on July first of each year in said account, such sum taken from the General Fund of the Town to seed the Revolving Account at the beginning of each Fiscal Year to insure expenses are paid. This sum represents the "minimal" amount referenced above. -19- C. At the close of each Fiscal Year, all excess monies in said fund shall be transferred to the General Fund of the Town and made available for expen- diture the next Fiscal Year as provided for in Chapter 44, Section 53E, MGL . D. The 1991 Fiscal Year Budget for the Building Department and Town Planner position, salary only, shall be as provided in this article. All subsequent Fiscal Year Budgets shall follow the normally prescribed approval processes short of specific future warrant article actions. Dept. 113: Building Inspector Fiscal Year '91 Account # Description FY90/91 0305-01-113-5112 Bld.Insp. Salary, Appt. $38,083 0306-01-113-5115 Bld.Insp. Perm. Wage, Clerk 9,700 1162-01-113-5116 Bld.Insp. Perm. Pt.Time (Z.E.O.) 12,000 1163-01-113-5121 Bld.Insp. Temp. Pt.Time Clerk 4,235 Sub.Obj. 51: Sub Total 64,018 0877-01-113-5311 Bld.Insp .Other Consl . (fill in) 1,000 0308-01-113-5341 Bld.Insp. Telephone 225 Sub.Obj. 53: Sub Total 1,225 0309-01-113-5421 Bld.Insp. Office Supplies 800 0310-01-113-5422 Bld.Insp. Printed Forms 1,000 0934-01-113-5481 Bld.Insp. Oil & Lube 250 Sub.Obj. 54: Sub Total 3,275 0311-01-113-5711 Bld.Insp. Mileage 600 1086-01-113-5721 Bld.Insp. Out/State Travel 375 0953-01-113-5713 Bld.Insp.Othr .Chg./Exp(Land Use Courses) 1,000 0312-01-113-5731 Bld.Insp .Assoc 'n Dues 300 0313-01-113-5732 Bld.Insp.Publ . & Sub. 225 0314-01-113-5733 Bld.Insp.Conf .Reg . 375 Sub.Obj. 57: Sub Total 2,875 0315-01-113-5858 Bld.Insp .Add ' 1 . Equip. (Cabs/Furniture ) 1,000 Sub.Obj. 58: Sub Total 1,000 0936-01-113-5411 Bld.Insp. Gasoline 360 Sub.Obj. 54: Sub Total 360 Department 113: Building Inspector Sub Total $72,753 Dept. 063: Planning Board Fiscal Year '91 0376-01-063-5112 Planning Bd. Salary- Apt. $37,551 Sub.Obj. 51: Sub Total 37,551. The remainder of the Department 063 budget to be approved and funded through normal channels. Grand Total Department 113 and Department 063 (Planner Only): $110,304 Income: a. General Fund $25,000 b. Bid. Department Receipts $85,000 c. Planning Board Receipts $15,000 Total $125,000 -20- The above grand total expenditure of $110,304, if funded from the General Fund would have placed the entire burden of that amount on the taxpayers of the Town. Through the adoption of MGL Chapter 44, Section 53E, the total tax burden is limited to a maximum of $25,000, leaving available a surplus of $74,000, free in Fiscal Year 91 and available to fund other needed budget items. ($84,000 + $15,000 collected 89/90 minus $25,000 expended July first 1990). The 89/90 receipts are collected and available as free cash for FY91, and if Chapter 44, Section 53E is adopted as provided herein, that money will not be expended for either the Building Department or the Town Planner as, except for the first $25,000, that department and position will be funded by 90/91 receipts that would have normally been deposited in the General Fund and not made available for expenditure until FY92. E. Emergency expenditures normally processed through the Reserve Fund shall be approved through the normal channels, but such expenditures shall come from the Revolving Account if sufficient funds are available in total or in part. Should such funds not be available from the Revolving Account, then such expenditures shall be made from the General Reserve Fund of the Town. F. Any attempt to unfund the positions of Inspector of Buildings/Local Inspector/Zoning Enforcement Officer or Town Planner, or to by any other maneuver to cause these positions or position to be unstaffed, short of actual dismissal, by any Board, Committee, or the Town Manager, shall be prohibited except for an independent warrant article to be presented at any Annual or Special Town Meeting. (By petition) Mr. McNally moved for indefinite postponement. Seconded. Unanimous voice vote. Motion was made to adjourn the Meeting until Tuesday, April 3, 1990, at 7:30 p.m. Seconded. So voted. Meeting adjourned at 11:55 p.m. On Tuesday, April 3, 1990, the Meeting was called to order by the Moderator at 7:40 p.m. with 319 voters present. The final count was 487. Tellers appointed were Donald Curiale, Charles Dalton, Robert Sherman, Helen Bowen, James Di Fazio, and Barry Hopping. ARTICLE 21 To see if the Town will vote, subject to the provisions of the Town's Charter, pursuant to the provisions of MGL Chapter 59, Section 22C(m), as inserted by Chapter 634 of the Acts of 1989, (1) to raise and appropriate an additional sum of money for the FY91 Forestry Division, Highway Division sur- face treatment account, and Miscellaneous Finance Department budgets; and (2) to reduce the FY91 appropriations for Miscellaneous Finance Unemployment Compensation and Highway expenses; both said appropriations to be contingent upon the passage of a ballot referendum under the provisions of MGL Chapter 59, Section 21C(g); or to take any other action relative thereto. Mr. George moved that the Town vote (1) to raise and appropriate an addi- tional $192,094 for the FY91 Forestry Division, Highway Division and Miscellaneous Finance Department as follows: -21- Forestry Salaries $87,361 Expenses 29,101 Outlay 6,500 Energy 3,378 Highway Road Treatment 50,448 Misc. Finance Health Insurance 5,506 Workmen's Compensation 9,800 $192,094; and (2) to reduce the appropriation in the FY91 Miscellaneous Finance Unemployment and Compensation budget by $22,014 and reduce the appropriation in the FY91 Highway Department Expenses budget by $35,000; both said appropriations (a net addition of $135,080) to be contingent upon the passage of a ballot referendum under the provisions of MGL Chapter 59, Section 21C(g). Seconded. Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee unanimously recom- mended. Unanimous voice vote. ARTICLE 22 To see if the Town will vote, subject to the provisions of the Town's Charter, pursuant to the provisions of MGL Chapter 59, Section 21C(m), as inserted by Chapter 634 of the Acts of 1989, (1) to raise and appropriate an additional sum of money for the FY91 Police, Fire, and Miscellaneous Finance Accounts to fund the salary and fringe benefits of one police officer and one firefighter; and (2) to reduce the appropriation in the FY91 Miscellaneous Finance Unemployment Compensation account; both said appropriations to be contingent upon the passage of a ballot referendum under the provisions of MGL Chapter 59, Section 21C(g); or to take any other action relative thereto. Mr. Leet moved that the Town vote (1) to raise and appropriate an additional $56,670 for the FY91 Police, Fire and Miscellaneous Finance Departments as follows: Pol ice Salaries $ 30,044 Fire Salaries 24,176 Misc. Finance Health & Life 2,450 $ 56,670; and (2) to reduce the appropriation in the FY91 Miscellaneous Finance Unemployment Compensation budget by $16,080; both said appropriations (a net addition of $40,590) to be contingent upon the passage of a ballot referendum under the provisions of MGL Chapter 59, Section 21C(g). Seconded. Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee recommended unanimously. Police Chief Charles Surpitski, Acting Fire Chief Willard Maker urged acceptance. Motion carried on a unanimous voice vote. At this point, it was moved, seconded and so voted to admit non-voters. ARTICLE 23 To see if the Town will vote, subject to the provisions of the Town's Charter, pursuant to the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 59, Section 21C(m), as inserted by Chapter 634 of the Acts of 1989, to raise and -22- appropriate a sum of money for the purchase and installation of playground equipment including any materiel and/or services incidental thereto for FY91, said appropriation to be contingent upon the passage of an override referen- dum under the provisions of MGL , Chapter 59, Section 21C(i±); or to take any other action relative thereto. Mr. Engel moved that the Town vote to raise and appropriate an additional sum of $22,500 for the purpose of purchasing and installing playground equipment. Recreation Department Capital Outlay $22,500 said appropriation to be contingent upon the passage of an override referen- dum under the provision of MGL Chapter 59, Section 21C(i±). Seconded. Board of Selectmen 3-2 in favor, the park equipment is badly in need of replacement. Finance Committee, majority recommended. Recreation Director Elizabeth Dorman spoke of the many volunteers who have and are working and contributing to the playground renovation. Bialek Park, done last year, has been a great success. Motion carried on a voice vote. ARTICLE 24 To see if the Town will vote, Charter, (1) to appropriate a to acquire any related materi and maintained bridges; (2) t accept, and expend any Federa the aforementioned purposes; acquire such easements and/or tuate said repairs, by purcha (4) to determine whether said transfer from available funds referendum if the Town will e Proposition 2\ the payment of said purposes under the provi take any other action relativ subject to the provisions of the Town's sum of money to engage engineering services and el and/or services for the repair of town-owned authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for, 1 and/or State grants which may be available for (3) to authorize the Board of Selectmen to other interest (s) as may be necessary to effec- se, gift, lease, eminent domain, or otherwise; appropriation shall be raised by borrowing, , or otherwise; and (5) to determine by ballot xempt from the levy limit provisions of principal and interest on the bonds issued for sions of MGL Chapter 59, Section 21C(k); or to e thereto. Mr. Walton moved that the Town vote to place on the official ballot for the April 9, 1990 Elections the following question: "Shall the Town appropriate services and to acquire any of town-owned and maintained to apply for, accept, and ex available for the aforementi Selectmen to acquire such ea necessary to effectuate said domain, or otherwise; (4) to Treasurer, with the approval serial notes under the provi (5) shall the Town of Ipswic Proposition Two and One-half bond issue in order to repai Yes I I the sum of $217,000 (1) to engage engineering related materiel and/or services for the repair bridges; (2) to authorize the Board of Selectmen tend any Federal and/or State grants which may be oned purposes; (3) to authorize the Board of sements and/or other interest (s) as may be repairs, by purchase, gift, lease, eminent raise and appropriate by authorizing the of the Board of Selectmen, to issue bonds or sions of the MGL Chapter 44, Section 7(4); and h be allowed to exempt from the provisions of , so-called, the amounts required to pay for the r Town-owned and maintained bridges?" No -23- Seconded. Board of Selectmen recommended unanimously; Finance Committee sup- ported the article, which is a Debt Exclusion, and is to pay for much-needed repairs to the Green Street Bridge. It will require a two-thirds vote on the Ballot. Mrs. Conley said that the Historical Commission was in favor of the article; she spoke of Theodore Wendel's famous painting of the bridge. Mr. Engel said that the tax increase would only be for the three years of the debt. Unanimous voice vote. ARTICLE 25 To see if the Town will vote (1) to appropriate a sum of money to survey, design, and construct extraordinary repairs to the Middle School and to obtain all services and/or materiel incidental thereto; (2) to authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for, accept and expend any Federal and/or State grants which may be available for the aforementioned purposes; (3) to deter- mine whether said appropriation shall be raised by borrowing, transfer from available funds, by ad valorem taxation, or otherwise; (4) to determine by ballot referendum if the Town will exempt from the levy limit provisions of Proposition 2s the payment of principal and interest on bonds issued for said purposes under the provisions of MGL Chapter 59, Section 21C(k); or to take any other action relative thereto. School Committeeman David Pauley moved that the Town vote (1) to appropriate the sum of $247,000 to survey, design, and construct extraordinary repairs to the Middle School and to obtain all services and/or materiel incidental thereto; (2) to authorize the board of Selectmen to apply for, accept and expend any Federal and/or State grants which may be available for the afore- mentioned purposes; (3) to raise this appropriation by authorizing the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to issue bonds or serial notes under the provisions of MGL Chapter 44, Section 7 (3A); said appropriation to be contingent upon the passage of a ballot referendum question exempting from the levy limit provisions of Proposition Two and One- half the payment of principal and interest on bonds or notes issued for said purposes. Seconded. Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee unanimously recommended. A two-thirds vote was necessary; the motion carried on a unani- mous voice vote. ARTICLE 26 To see if the Town will vote (1) to appropriate a sum of funds for classroom repairs and/or renovations to the Ipswich Middle School building; and repla- cement of worn or broken floor tiles; and purchase of physical education lockers and equipment for the Ipswich Middle School and to obtain any materiel and services necessary and incidental thereto; (2) to authorize the School Committee to apply for, accept and expend any Federal, State and pri- vate grants in conjunction with the aforesaid purposes; (3) to raise this appropriation by transferring funds from the stabilization fund for said purposes; or to take any other action relative thereto. (By petition) Angelo Perna moved that the Town vote (1) to appropriate a sum of $65,000 for classroom repairs and/or renovations to the Ipswich Middle School building; and replacement of worn or broken floor tiles; and purchase of physical educa- tion lockers and equipment for the Ipswich Middle School and to obtain any materiel and services necessary and incidental thereto; (2) to authorize the School Committee to apply for, accept and expend any Federal, State, and pri- vate grants in conjunction with the aforesaid purposes; (3) to raise this appropriation by transferring $65,000 from the Stabilization Fund for said purposes. Seconded. Mr. Perna spoke of the bad conditions in the school. -24- The School Committee unanimously supported the article. There would be no impact on the tax rate. Mr. Engel said the Selectmen were 3-2 against the article. The Stabilization Fund should be used for emergency situations. The Finance Committee was 8-1 against the article. Mr. Swan felt that the school was in such bad shape that it would need a great deal more money than the article called for. Messrs. Seidler and Pauley spoke in favor of the article. The question was moved, seconded, so voted. The voice vote was inconclusive; on a hand count the question carried 313 for, 78 against. ARTICLE 27 To see if the Town will vote, subject to the provisions of the Town's Charter, (1) to raise and appropriate a sum of money to purchase and install an air conditioning system or systems in the Ipswich Public Library, and to obtain all services and/or materiel incidental thereto; and (2) to authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for, accept and expend any Federal and/or State grants which may be available for the aforementioned purposes; said appropriation to be contingent upon the passage of an override referendum under the provisions of MGL , Chapter 59, Section 21C(ii); or to take any other action relative thereto. Mr. George moved that the Town vote, subject to the provisions of the Town's Charter, (1) to raise and appropriate the sum of $65,000 to purchase and install an air conditioning system or systems in the Ipswich Public Library, and to obtain all services and/or materiel incidental thereto; and (2) to authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for, accept, and expend any Federal and/or State grants which may be available for the aforementioned purposes; said appropriation to be contingent upon the passage of an override referen- dum under the provisions of MGL Chapter 59, Section 21C(ii). Seconded. Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee unanimously recommended. Library Trustees Chairman Donald Greenough stated it would be an improvement of the existing capital asset. Unanimous voice vote. ARTICLE 28 To see if the Town will vote, subject to the provisions of the Town's Charter, to raise and appropriate a sum of money to repaint the Town Hall and to obtain all services and/or materiel incidental thereto; (2) to authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for, accept and expend any Federal and/or State grants which may be available for the aforementioned purposes; and (3) to determine whether said appropriation shall be raised by borrowing, transfer from available funds, by ad valorem taxation, or otherwise; said appropriation to be contingent upon the passage of an override referendum under the provisions of MGL, Chapter 59, Section 21C(i£); or to take any other action relative thereto. Mr. Wayne moved that the Town vote, subject to the provisions of the Town's Charter, to raise and appropriate the sum of $68,000 to repaint the Town Hall and to obtain all services and/or materiel incidental thereto; and (2) to authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for, accept, and expend any Federal and/or State grants which may be available for the aforementioned purposes; said appropriation to be contingent upon the passage of an override referendum under the provisions of MGL, Chapter 59, Section 21C(ii). Seconded. The Town Hall is an historic building; this money is for scraping, minor repairs, and painting. Board of Selectmen unanimously recommend. Finance Committee recommended with the provision that the situation be studied and the money spent wisely. Mrs. Conley was ambivalent about painting the building. Motion carried on a voice vote. -25- ARTICLE 29 To hear and act on the reports of the Committees and to continue such Committees as the Town may vote to continue. Mrs. Conley asked that the report of the Historic District Study Committee be accepted by the Committee not be continued; the Selectmen are in the process of appointing a new committee. Mr. Craft moved for continuation of the com- mittee. Seconded. Unanimous voice vote. William Varrell asked that the report of the Commuter Rail Committee be accepted, and the Committee continued. Seconded. Unanimous voice vote. Terri Stephens asked that the report of the Hall -Haskell House Committee be accepted, and the Committee continued. Seconded. Unanimous voice vote. Kenneth Savoie asked that the report of the School Building Needs Committee be accepted and the Committee continued. Seconded. Unanimous voice vote. Mr. Fierro asked that the report of the Master Plan Commission be accepted and the Committee continued. Seconded. Unanimous voice vote. ARTICLE 30 To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Section 40 of Chapter 653 of the Acts of 1989 regarding assessment date changes for new growth; or to take any other action relative thereto. Mr. Leet moved that the Town vote to accept the provisions of Section 2A of Chapter 59 of the General Laws, as amended by Section 40 of Chapter 653 of the Acts of 1989 regarding assessment date changes for new growth. Seconded. This will allow the Town to tax, in the current fiscal year, all buildings built between January 1st and June 1st. Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee recommended. Motion carried on a voice vote. ARTICLE 31 To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Section 41 of Chapter 653 of the Acts of 1989 regarding quarterly tax bills; or to take any other action relative thereto. Mr. Leet moved for indefinite postponement. Seconded. Unanimous voice vote. ARTICLE 32 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Town acting through its Board of Selectmen to execute a long-term lease of an approximate 60' x 60' parcel of land situate near the summit of Town Hill (Assessor's Map 31D, Parcel 21) generally in the form of "Lease Agreement between New York Cellular Geographic Service Area, Inc. and the Town of Ipswich, Massachusetts", a copy of which is on file with the Town Clerk and the Town Moderator and is incor- porated herein by reference; or to take any other action relative thereto. Mr. George moved that the Town vote to authorize the Town acting through its Board of Selectmen to execute a long-term lease of an approximately 60' x 60' parcel of land situate near the summit of Town Hill (Assessor's Map 31D, Parcek 21) generally in the form of "Lease Agreement between New York Cellular Geographic Service Area, Inc., and the Town of Ipswich, Massachusetts", a copy of which is on file with the Town Clerk, and with the -26- Town Moderator, and which is incorporated herein by reference. Seconded, this company wishes to put a 180' high tower on the top of Town Hill beside the water tank; the rental would be $14,400 yearly for seventeen years. The Board of Selectmen recommended 3-2; the Finance Committee recommended 7-2. After discussion, Ken Savoie (Planning Board) recommended an amendment: "I move to amend Article 32 by inserting the following words at the end of the motion as presented: said lease agreement shall not be executed until the Planning Board and Historical Commission have had the opportunity to review, approve and condition the proposed project as to its location, size, access, and general visual impact." Selectmen, Finance Committee supported the amendment. Town Counsel stated that main motion is on the lease, while the amendment is on the project. Mr. Savoie withdrew his amendment and proposed another: "I move to amend Article 32 by inserting the following words at the end of the motion as presented: Said lease agreement shall not be executed until the Planning Board and the Historical Commission have first reviewed and approved in writing the lease." Seconded. Amendment carried on a voice vote. Neighbors questioned the location and height of the tower; architect Paul McGinley spoke against it, saying that the tower would actually be 330' high (150' hill, 180' tower), it is right next to the cemetery. The question was moved, seconded, voted unanimously. The motion as amended failed on a majority voice vote. ARTICLE 33 To see whether the Town of Ipswich will vote to accept as a public way that portion of the layout of Colonial Drive as shown on a plan entitled "Bayview, Topsfield Road, Ipswich, Mass., Scale 1" = 40'. March 5, 1973, prepared by Raymond Engineering Service, Owned by Ipswich Bay Realty Trust", [Essex South Registry of Deeds Plan Book 127, Plan 17] from the Southeasterly boundary line of Lots 1 and 2 as shown on said plan to the terminus of cul-de-sac, at the Southerly end of Lot 6, intending to include the full length of said Colonial Drive except that portion directly abutting property owned by Ipswich Bay Realty Trust and designated Lots 1 and 2 on said plan. (By peti- tion) Mr. Fierro moved that the Town vote to accept as a public way that portion of Colonial Drive that abuts the three condominium complexes known as Bayside Village, The Terrace at Bayside, and River Ridge. Seconded. Mr. Fierro withdrew his motion and then presented the motion as posted: " move that the Town of Ipswich vote to accept as a public way that portion of the layout of Colonial Drive as shown on a plan entitled "Bayview, Topsfield Road, Ipswich, Massachusetts, Scale 1" = 40', March 5, 1973, prepared by Raymond Engineering Services, Owned by Ipswich Bay Realty Trust" (Essex South Registry of Deeds Plan Book 127, Plan 17), from the Southeasterly boundary line of lots 1 and 2 as shown on said plan to the terminus of cul-de-sac, at the Southerly end of lot 6, intending to include the full length of said Colonial Drive except that portion directly abutting property owned by Ipswich Bay Realty Trust and designated lots 1 and 2 on said plan." Seconded. Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee unanimously recommended. Mr. Savoie said the Planning Board approved 3-1 on condition that a cash bond was posted to cover repairs necessary on the road; Mr. Ryan of Colonial Drive said that the bond would be posted prior to acceptance. Mr. Bingham felt that the article should be postponed until the October Meeting; Town plows would have to raise the plows going over the unaccepted part of the road to reach the accepted area. Mr. Ryan said the Town has always plowed the front part of Colonial Drive. Mr. Fierro moved to amend the motion by adding the following words at the end thereof: "...subject to the prior posting of a cash bond in an amount to be determined by the Planning Board." Seconded. Carried on voice vote. Question was moved, seconded, voted. Motion carried on a voice vote. -27- ARTICLE 34 To see if the Town will vote to accept the following as Town streets which are contained in "Definitive Subdivision Plan, Appleton Estates, Ipswich, Massachusetts," Owner - Bush Hill Trust, 175 Andover Street, Danvers, MA; Engineer - T&M Engineering Associates, Inc., 22 Willow Avenue, Salem, MA; dated March 1, 1985 and revised to July 9, 1985; and consisting of twenty-two sheets [Essex South Registry of Deeds Plan Book 204, Plan 58]; and "Definitive Subdivision Plan Modification, Appleton Estates, Ipswich, Massachusetts," Owner/Developer - Bush Hill Trust, 175 Andover Street, Danvers, MA; Engineer - T&M Engineering Associates, Inc., 22 Willow Street, Salem, MA; dated March 3, 1986 and consisting of eight sheets [Essex South Registry of Deeds Plan Book 211, Plan 87]: Longmeadow Drive, Brentwood Way, Courtland Way, the entire "Proposed Fifty Feet Access and Utility Easement", and Intervale Way; or to take any other action relative therto. (By petition) Petitioner George Gray moved that the Town vote to accept the following as public ways which are contained in "Definitive Subdivision Plan, Appleton Estates, Ipswich, Massachusetts", Owner - Bush Hill Trust, 175 Andover Street, Danvers, MA; Engineer - T&M Engineering Associates, Inc., 22 Willow Avenue, Salem, MA; dated March 1, 1985, and revised to July 9, 1985; and con- sisting of twenty-two sheets (Essex South Registry of Deeds Plan Book 204, Plan 58); and "Definitive Subdivision Plan Modification, Appleton Estates, Ipswich, MA," Owner/Developer - Bush Hill Trust, 175 Andover Street, Danvers, MA; Engineer - T&M Engineering Associates, Inc., 22 Willow Street, Salem, MA; dated March 3, 1986, and consisting of eight sheets (Essex South Registry of Deeds Plan Book 211, Plan 87): Longmeadow Drive, Brentwood Way, Courtland Way, and Intervale Way. Seconded. Mr. Gray said the roads met all the conditions requested by the Planning Board. The Board of Selectmen una- nimously recommended. A majority of the Finance Committee recommended against; Condition #9 of the Subdivision approval specified that the deve- loper should deed a 50' right-of-way to the Town (the "Proposed Fifty Feet Access and Utility Easement" mentioned in the Warrant Article); this has not been done. After a long discussion, it was decided that the 50' right-of-way was an issue separate from the acceptance of the roads. The Planning Board recommended the motion 4-0. The question was moved, seconded, voted unani- mously. The motion carried on a voice vote. ARTICLE 35 To see if the town will vote to accept as a Town street Drumlin Road as shown on "Meadowview Farm Phase I Record Plan, C.T. Male Associates, P.C., Engineers and Planners, Two Central Street, Ipswich, MA 01938, February 12, 1990" [Essex South Registry of Deeds Plan Book, Plan], consisting of three sheets, said plan being on file in the office of the Town Clerk; or to take any other action relative thereto. (By petition) Petitioner Jeffrey Simon moved that the Town vote to accept as a Town street Drumlin Road as shown on "Meadowview Farm Phase I Record Plan, C.T.Male Associates, P.C., Engineers and Planners, Two Central Street, Ipswich, MA, February 12, 1990", recorded at Essex South Registry of Deeds, consisting of three- sheets, said plan being on file in the office of the Town Clerk, and incorporated herein by reference. Seconded. The road was approved by the Inspector, and the Planning Board released the bond. Board of Selectmen, Planning Board unanimously recommended, Finance Committee recommended 8-1 abstention. Unanimous voice vote. -28- ARTICLE 36 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Protective Zoning Bylaw of the Town of Ipswich as follows: "SECTION VIII. SIGNS A. Sign Limitations ." by adding the following sub- sections thereto: "7. Flags or banners. 1 (one) flag or banner (per business) no larger than 10 (ten) square feet shall be allowed to display a product or service, or as an indication of the establishment being "Open" for business. Flags shall only be displayed during the hours of operation of the business. Flags or banners over a public walkway shall be a minimum of 80 inches above grade."; and "B. Sign Requirements . 2. Other districts, b." by adding a new subsection thereto: "(vii) State Highway district: within the boundaries of the state highway layout, the following parameters shall apply: Standing signs for a single use shall not exceed 20 (twenty) square feet, or 50 (fifty) square feet for multiple uses. The bottom of the sign shall be at least 6 (six) feet above grade, and the top of the sign shall be no more than 20 (twenty) feet above grade at the base. The standing sign shall be located at least 8 feet from the pavement line, but in any case at least 2 (two) feet from the lot 1 ine. " (By petition) Mr. Engel moved for indefinite postponement. Seconded. Unanimous voice vote. ARTICLE 37 To see if the voters of Ipswich shall, subject to the provisions of Chapter 620, Acts of 1966, appropriate and allocate the sum of five thousand ($5,000) dollars for the purpose of supporting, sponsoring, and meeting incurred expenses for the annual Jimmy Day Parade, to be held in the Town of Ipswich, on September 30, 1990. (By petition) Mr. George moved for indefinite postponement. Seconded. Unanimous voice vote. ARTICLE 38 To see if the Town will, subject to the provisions of the Town's Charter, vote to request our legislative delegation to file Special, Home Rule, Legislation as follows: To suspend any and all rules and regulations, of the Environmental Protection Agency, pertaining to Sanitary Land Fills and allow the Town of Ipswich to establish an emergency Sanitary Land Fill, on land owned by the Town of Ipswich, at the end of Town Farm Road known as the Poor Farm Land. Said Land Fill to be governed by rules and regulations set forth by the Ipswich Board of Selectmen for the use of Ipswich residents and businesses doing business within the boundaries of the Town of Ipswich. No toxic -29- materials will be dumped at said Land Fill. Emergency operation of the Land Fill to cease, be covered and seeded, at such time that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or some other private business or governing body makes available the technology, at a cost that will not bankrupt the Town of Ipswich, to deal with the ever mounting trash problem. This act shall take effect upon its passage. (By petition) Mr. Engel moved for indefinite postponement. Seconded. Unanimous voice vote. ARTICLE 39 To see if the Town will vote to request the Town's legislative delegation to file special Home Rule Legislation on behalf of injured Police Officers and Firemen and other Ipswich Town Employees who are forced, or have been forced, to retire because of job related injuries or illnesses and provide the finan- cial information, to the voters, at said Town Meeting. Legislative Act to read as follows: An act directing the Essex County Retirement Board to grant certain pensions to George Stevenson, Joseph Carpenter, Clifton Wentworth, Maynard Boutchie, George Hulbert, and future disabled Ipswich Police Officers and Firemen. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by authority of the same, as follows: Article 1 Seel Not withstanding the provisions of any law to the contrary and in order to promote the public good, the Retirement Board of Essex County is hereby authorized and directed to increase the pensions payable to George Stevenson, Joseph Carpenter, Clifton Wentworth, Maynard Boutchie, George Hulbert, retired Police Officers and Firemen of the Town of Ipswich, who as a result of injuries sustained by them while in the performance of their duties as Police Officers and Firemen are totally and permanently incapaci- tated for further service as Police Officers and Firemen. The annual amount of pensions payable said George Stevenson, Joseph Carpenter, Clifton Wentworth, Maynard Boutchie, and George Hulbert under the provisions of this act shall be fixed in the amount equal to the regular rate of compensation which they would have paid had they continued in the service as police officers and firemen of said Town, at the grade held by them at the time of their retirement. The annual pension payable to said George Stevenson, Joseph Carpenter, Clifton Wentworth, Maynard Boutchie, and George Hulbert under provisions of this act shall be reduced by the amount of any compensation they may receive from any gainful employment after the effective date of this act. Sec. 2 The Commonwealth shall reimburse the Essex County Retirement Board for the cost of living payments of George Stevenson, Joseph Carpenter, Clifton Wentworth, Maynard Boutchie, and George Hulbert which would have been paid had this act not been passed. Sec. 3 Upon the death of George Stevenson, Joseph Carpenter, Clifton Wentworth, Maynard Boutchie, and George Hulbert if they die as a natural and proximate result of the injuries sustained or hazard undergone which resulted in their retirement, leaving their wives surviving them, the Essex County -30- Retirement Board shall pay them, so long as they remain unmarried, a pension in the amount of seventy-two percent of the amount of pensions payable to said George Stevenson, Joseph Carpenter, Clifton Wentworth, Maynard Boutchie, and George Hulbert at the time of their deaths, plus a cost of living allowance pursuant to the terms and conditions of Section One Hundred and Two of Chapter Thirty-two of the General Laws. Upon the death or remarriage of the survivor wives of said George Stevenson, Joseph Carpenter, Clifton Wentworth, Maynard Boutchie, and George Hulbert all pension allowances shall end . Sec. 4 This act shall take effect upon its passage. Article 2 Seel Not withstanding the provisions of any law to the contrary and in order to promote the public good, the Retirement Board of Essex County is also hereby authorized and directed to increase the pensions payable to all retired, disabled, and future disabled Ipswich Town Employees, who as a result of injuries sustained by them while in the performance of their duties as Employees of the Town of Ipswich are permanently incapacitated for further service as an employee of said town. The annual amount of pension payable said retirees under the provisions of this act shall be fixed in the amount equal to the regular rate of compensation which would have been paid had they continued in service as Employees of the Town of Ipswich, at the grade held by them at the time of their retirement. The annual pension payable to said Town Employees under the provisions of this act shall be reduced by the amount of any compensation they may receive from any gainful employment, private insurance or Workmans Compensation after the effective date of this act. Sec. 2 The Commonwealth shall reimburse the Essex County Retirement Board for the cost of living payments to said disabled Town Employees which would have been paid had this act not been passed. Sec. 3 Upon the death of said Town Employees if they die as a natural and proximate result of the injuries sustained or hazard undergone which resulted in their retirement, leaving their spouse surviving them, the Essex County Retirement Board shall pay them, so long as they remain unmarried, a pension in the amount of seventy-two percent of the amount of pensions payable said Town Employee at the time of their deaths, plus a cost of living allowance pursuant to the terms and conditions of Section One Hundred and Two of Chapter Thirty-Two of the General Laws. Upon the death or remarriage of the survivor spouse of said Town Employee, all pension allowance shall end. Sec. 4 This act shall take effect upon its passage. ; or to take any other action relative thereto. (By petition) Petitioner Clifton Wentworth moved that the Town vote to request the Town's legislative delegation to file special Home Rule Legislation on behalf of injured Police Officers and Firemen and other Ipswich Town Employees who are forced, or have been forced, to retire because of job-related injuries or illnesses as presented in the Warrant under Article 39 of the April 2, 1990 Annual Town Meeting. Seconded. Board of Selectmen 4-1 against; Mr. Engel said it would cost the Town $120,000 and add $23.20 to the tax rate. Finance Committee unanimously against. The question was moved, seconded, voted. Motion failed on a voice vote. -31- ARTICLE 40 To see if the Town will vote to amend the General By-Laws of the Town of Ipswich by adopting the following new Wetlands Protection By-Law, viz: "CHAPTER XVIII - IPSWICH WETLANDS PROTECTION BY-LAW SECTION 1: PURPOSE The purpose of this By-Law is to protect the wetlands, flood plains, water resources, and adjoining land areas in the Town of Ipswich by prior review and control of activities deemed by the Conservation Commission ("the Commission") likely to have a significant or cumulative effect on wetland values, including but not limited to the following: Public or private water supply Groundwater or surface water Flood control Erosion or sedimentation control Storm damage prevention Water qual ity Water pollution prevention Fisheries Land Containing Shellfish Wildlife habitat (collectively, the "interest protected by this By-law"). SECTION 2: JURISDICTION Except as permitted by the Conservation Commission or as provided in this By-Law, no person shall remove soil or vegetation from, fill, dredge, build upon, discharge into, or alter the following Resource Areas: Coastal wetlands, Freshwater wetlands, Bank, beach, dune, marsh, meadow, swamp, or flat bordering on a water body; or land within 100 feet of these resource areas; or land under a water body; or land subject to flooding, tidal action or coastal storm flowage; or vernal pools within a wetland resource area; or land within 150 feet of the Parker River/Essex Bay Area of Critical Environmental Concern. Any activity proposed or undertaken outside the above areas is not subject to regulation under this By-Law and does not require the filing of a permit application unless and until that activity actually alters any of the said resource areas. In the event that the Commission determines that such activity has in fact altered a Resource Area as identified in this By-Law, it shall impose such conditions on the activity or any portion thereof as it deems necessary to contribute to the protection of the interests identified in this By-Law. SECTION 3: DEFINITIONS, EXEMPTIONS, TIME FRAMES, REQUIREMENTS, AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS Except as otherwise provided in this By-Law or regulations of the Commission, the definitions of terms, exemptions, limited projects, performance stan- dards, time frames, and requirements in this By-Law shall be as set forth in -32- the Wetlands Protection Act, MGL Chapter 131, Section 40, and in 310 CMR 10.00 ("the State regulations") as may be amended from time to time. The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and implemen- tation of this By-Law: The term "Fresh Water Wetland" shall include any marsh, bog, swamp or wet meadow, whether or not it borders on a water body. Said wetland may be defined by its vegetational community, soil composition or hydrologic regime. A wetland not bordering on a body of water and not exceeding 5000 square feet shall not be subject to protection under this By-Law. The term "water body" shall mean any creek, ocean or land subject to tidal action, lake, pond, river, estuary, or stream, whether inter- mittent or not, man-made or natural. The term "Land Subject to Flooding" shall mean all land subject to inun- dation by ground or surface water, including land within the 100 year floodplain, isolated land subject to flooding, and bordering land subject to flooding as defined in the State regulations. The term "Flood Plain" shall mean Bordering land subject to flooding as defined by 310 CMR 10.57 (2) (a) as may be amended from time to time. The term "Parker River/Essex Bay Area of Critical Environmental Concern" shall include that portion of the state-approved Parker River/Essex Bay ACEC identified in the publication entitled Coastal Areas of Critical Concern prepared by the Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management office, revised August 1989, and as further shown on a map entitled Parker River/Essex Bay, Area of Critical Environmental Concern, scale 1" = 1/4 mile, prepared by the Office of Coastal Zone Management as an enlarged composite of four maps from the United States Geological Service. The term "vernal pool" shall mean any vernal pool certified by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife in accordance with 310 CMR 10.57. The term "alter" shall mean to change the condition of any area sub- ject to protection under this By-Law. Examples of alterations include, but are not limited to the following: a) Removal, excavation or dredging of soil, sand, gravel, or aggre- gate materials of any kind; b) Changing of pre-existing drainage characteristics, flushing characteristics, sedimentation patterns, flow patterns, or flood retention characteristics; c) Drainage or other disturbances of water level or water table; d) Dumping, discharging or filling with any material which may degrade water quality; -33- e) Placing of fill, or removal of material, which would alter eleva- tion; f) Driving of piles, erection or repair of buildings, or structures of any kind; g) Placing of obstructions or other dam-like structures in water; h) Destruction of plant life including cutting of more than five mature trees; i) Changing water temperature, biochemical oxygen demand, or other physical or chemical characteristics of water; j) Any activities, changes or work which may cause or tend to contribute to pollution of any resource area under the jurisdic- tion of the Commission; k) Application of pesticides and/or herbicides. SECTION 4: FILING PROCEDURE A permit application ("Application" or "Notice"), which may be identical in form to a Notice of Intent as required pursuant to MGL Chapter 131 Section 40, shall, at a minimum, have the same content as that required by "Notice of Intent." The application shall include such plans as may be necessary to describe the boundaries of wetland resource areas, the proposed activity, and its effects and potential impacts upon the ability of the resource area to protect the interests identified in this By-Law. No work shall begin until the permit, which may be the same as the Order of Conditions issued under MGL. Chapter 131 Section 40, has been issued, all appeal periods have expired, and said permit has been recorded with the Registry of Deeds or Land Court, in accordance with Section 18 of this By-Law. The application shall be sent by certified mail, return receipt, or hand delivered to the Ipswich Conservation Commission at the Town Hall, or in its absence to the Town Clerk. No such applica- tion shall be sent before all permits, variances, and approvals, except a building permit, required by local By-Law with respect to the proposed activity have been obtained except that such notice may be filed, at the option of the applicant, after the filing of an application or applications for said permit, variances, and approvals; provided, that such notice shall include any infor- mation submitted in connection with such permits, variances, and approvals which is necessary to describe the effect of the pro- posed activity on the interests protected by this By-Law. The Commission may assess the Applicant for reasonable costs expended in the review of the Application by independent technical experts not to exceed $1,000. This authority may be further detailed in regulations adopted under this By-Law. The Commission may waive the fees, costs, and expenses for an application or request filed by a government agency. SECTION 5: ENTRY UPON PRIVATE PROPERTY; ENFORCEMENT The Commission, its agents, officers and employees may enter upon privately owned land to perform their duties under this By-Law and make or cause to be made such examinations, surveys or samplings as the Commission deems necessary. -34- SECTION 6: REQUEST TO DETERMINE IF BY-LAW APPLIES An applicant may submit a written request to the Commission for a deter- mination of the applicability of this By-Law to any land or work thereon. Upon receipt of said request, the Commission shall, within twenty-one (21) calendar days, make a written determination as to whether this By-Law is applicable to land or work as described by plans submitted with the request, unless an extension is authorized in writing by the applicant. SECTION 7: HEARING When an application for a permit as provided in Section (4) has been sub- mitted to the Commission, a public hearing on said application shall be sche- duled by the Commission within twenty-one (21) calendar days of the date of submission as determined by the date of receipt, unless an extension is requested or authorized in writing by the applicant. Notice of the time and place of such hearing and of the subject matter, sufficient for the iden- tification, shall be given by the Commission (at the expense of the appli- cant) by advertisement in a newspaper of general circulation in Ipswich at least five (5) business days prior to the date of such hearing. SECTION 8: BURDEN OF PROOF The applicant shall have the burden of proving by a preponderance of the cre- dible evidence that the work proposed in the application will not adversely affect the interests protected by this By-Law. The Commission may, if a majority of its members deem it necessary in order to make a decision before issuing a permit, require that the applicant provide an engineering, hydro- geological, botanical, or other study. No engineering, hydrogeological , bota- nical, or other study shall commence until such time as the applicant has agreed, in writing, to the specified study. The costs of such studies are to be borne by the applicant. Selection of a consultant to perform a required study shall be subject to the approval of the Commission. Said approval shall be based on the experience, qualifications and credentials of the con- sultant and shall not be unreasonably withheld. Failure to provide adequate evidence to the Commission supporting a deter- mination that the proposed work will not adversely affect the interests pro- tected by this By-Law shall be sufficient cause for the Commission to deny a permit, or to grant a permit with conditions, or in the Commission's discretion to continue the hearing to another date to enable the applicant or others to present additional evidence. The Commission and the applicant may also mutually agree to continue the hearing. SECTION 9: PERMIT AND CONDITIONS The Commission shall issue a permit to the applicant or, if in the opinion of the Commission the proposed work described in the application may adversely affect the interests protected by this By-Law, deny such permit within twenty-one (21) calendar days after the conclusion of the public hearing or such further time as may be agreed upon at the written request of the appli- cant. The Commission shall set forth in what manner the interests of this By-Law are affected in the permit or denial. The Commission may impose such conditions as it determines are reasonable to protect those interests. All work shall conform to the conditions set forth in the permit. In the event of a denial of an application, the Commission shall set forth in detail the reasons for the denial. The Commission shall then file its deci- sion with the Town Clerk, a copy of which shall be recorded in a book kept -35- for the purpose, and shall send notice of such action to the applicant by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the address stated on the applica- tion. Permits shall expire three years from the date of issuance. An applicant may apply for an extension before thirty (30) calendar days prior to the expiration of the permit or extension and the Commission may grant extensions for one or more periods of up to three years each. Notice of any extensions of time granted an applicant shall be filed with the Town Clerk. SECTION 10: AMENDMENTS TO PERMITS The conditions contained in the permit issued under the provisions of SECTION 9 may be amended by the Commission with the consent of the applicant. Amendments that may be approved by the Commission shall be limited to the following: 1. Amendments by deletion provided that such deletions do not dero- gate the intent and purpose of the permit conditions. 2. Perfecting amendments, inclusive of, but not limited to, the correction of typographical errors, and errors of reference. 3. Amendments that alter the scope but not the intent of the par- ticular condition being amended. 4. Other Amendments approved following notice and a public hearing. The Commission shall not approve any amendments to conditions contained in permits for work that has been completed in accordance with the provisions contained in the original permit. For good cause, the Commission may revoke or modify a permit issued under this By-Law, after notice to the holder of the permit, notice to the public, and a public hearing. SECTION 11: APPEALS Any aggrieved party may appeal the action or inaction of the Commission. Appeals may be taken as provided by MGL Chapter 249 Section 4 as may be amended SECTION 12: EMERGENCY PROJECTS The notice provisions of this By-Law shall not apply to emergency projects initiated by the Town of Ipswich or other governmental Boards, Agencies, or Commissions necessary for the immediate protection of public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Ipswich. However, the Commission shall be notified within 24 hours of the commencement of such projects. In the absence of members of the Commission, notification may be made to the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, or Board of Health. A certificate of emergency condition shall be filed with the Commission by the Board, Town Manager, Agency, or Commission which authorized the project, within fourteen (14) days after the initiation of work, and a copy thereof shall be recorded by the Town Clerk. SECTION 13: PRE-ACQUISITION VIOLATION Any person who purchases, inherits, or otherwise acquires real estate upon which work has been done in violation of the provisions of this By-Law or in -36- violation of any order issued pursuant to this By-Law, shall forthwith comply with an order to restore such real estate to its condition prior to any such violations or to comply with conditions determined by the Commission if restoration is impractical. No action by the Town of Ipswich, civil or cri- minal, shall be brought against such person unless commenced within three years of the acquisition of the real estate. SECTION 14: RULES AND REGULATIONS After due notice and public hearing, the Commission may promulgate regu- lations and procedures for compliance with this By-Law, a copy of which shall be filed with the Town Clerk. Failure by the Commission to promulgate such procedures or a legal declaration of their invalidity by a court of law shall not act to suspend or invalidate the effects of this By-Law. SECTION 15: SEVERABILITY The invalidity of any section or provision of this By-Law shall not invali- date any other section, nor shall it invalidate any permit or determination which previously had been issued. SECTION 16: SECURITY As part of a permit issued under this By-Law, in addition to any security required by any other municipal or state board, agency or official, the Commission may require that the performance and observance of the conditions imposed hereunder be secured wholly or in part by one or more of the methods described below and which have been approved by Town Counsel: a) By a proper bond or deposit of money or negotiable securities or other undertaking of financial responsibility sufficient in the reasonable judgment of the Commission; b) By a conservation restriction, easement or other covenant enfor- ceable in a court of law, executed and duly recorded by the owner of record, running with the land to the benefit of this municipality or its inhabitants whereby the permit conditions shall be performed and observed before any lot may be conveyed other than by mortgage. SECTION 17: ENFORCEMENT The Commission shall have authority to enforce this By-Law, its regulations, and permits issued thereunder by violation notices, enforcement orders, and civil or criminal court actions. Upon request of the Commission, the Board of Selectmen and the Town Counsel may take legal action for enforcement under civil law. Upon request of the Commission, the chief of police shall take legal action for enforcement under criminal law. In addition to the duties previously set forth in this By-Law, the Commission, its agents, officers and employees, and any officer with police powers may issue enforcement orders directing compliance with this By-Law and may undertake any other enforcement action authorized by law. Enforcement Orders shall be recorded in the Registry of Deeds unless other- wise voted by the Commission. The Commission is authorized to record Enforcement Orders issued or ratified by a majority of the Commission. Any person who violates the provisions of this By-Law may be ordered to restore property to its original condition and take other actions deemed necessary to remedy such violations. -37- No person shall remove, fill, dredge or alter any area subject to protection under this By-Law without the required authorization, or cause, suffer, or allow such activity or leave in place unauthorized fill, or otherwise fail to restore illegally altered land to its original condition, or fail to comply with an enforcement order issued pursuant to this By-Law. Each day such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense except that any per- son who fails to remove unauthorized fill or otherwise fails to restore ille- gally altered land to its original condition after giving written notification of said violation to the Conservation Commission and the Department of Environmental Protection (the "Department") shall not be sub- ject to additional penalties unless said person thereafter fails to comply with an enforcement order or order of conditions. a. Criminal Complaint Whoever violates any provision of the Ipswich Wetlands Protection By-Law, regulations thereunder or permits issued thereunder may be subject to indictment or complaint brought in District Court. Except as may other- wise be provided by law, and as the District Court may see fit to impose, the maximum penalty for any violation of these provisions shall be $300.00 for each offense. Each day on which any violation exists shall be deemed to be a separate offense. b. Non-Criminal Disposition In addition to the procedure set forth in (a), the provisions of the Ipswich Wetlands Protection By-Law may also be enforced by the Conservation Administrator or by a police officer of the Town, by a non-criminal complaint pursuant to the provisions of G.L. c.40, Section 21D. Each day on which any violation continues to exist shall be deemed to be a separate offense. The penalties for violation of any provision of the Ipswich Wetlands Protection By-Law shall be as follows: Non-Compl iance Wetlands With an Order Buffer Resource Of Conditions or Zone Area Enforcement Order 1st Offense $25.00 $50.00 $75.00 2nd Offense $50.00 $150.00 $200.00 3rd Offense $300.00 $300.00 $300.00 and any subsequent SECTION 18: RECORDING OF PERMITS AND ADJUSTMENTS THERETO Prior to the commencement of work subject to any permit issued under the pro- vision of SECTION 9 and any amendment thereof approved under the pro- visions of SECTION 10, the permits and amendments thereto shall be recorded with the Essex County Registry of Deeds, or in the event that the permit has been issued for work on registered land, with the Land Court of the Commonwealth. A copy of the recorded permit shall be submitted to the Commission within twenty-one days of such recording. -38- SECTION 19: EFFECTIVE DATE This By-Law shall not apply to those projects and activities for which a Notice of Intent has been filed on or before August 15, 1990, and for which a Final Order of Conditions is ultimately issued by the Commission or the Department of Environmental Protection and to those projects for which an Order of Conditions is issued approving the project on or before September 1, 1990. The By-Law shall apply to all other projects and activities." (By petition) Richard Nylen of the Conservation Commission moved that the Town vote to amend the General By-Laws of the Town of Ipswich by adopting the Wetlands Protection By-Law as presented in Article 40 of the Warrant for the April 2, 1990 Annual Town Meeting, with the exception of the third paragraph of " SECTION 17: ENFORCEMENT ", which shall read as follows: "In addition to the duties previously set forth in the By-Law, the Commission, its agents, officers and employees, and any officer with police powers may issue enforcement orders directing compliance with this By-Law and may undertake any other enforcement action authorized by law. Enforcement orders issued or ratified by a majority of the Commission may be recorded in the Registry of Deeds if voted by the Commission. Any person who violates the provisions of this By-Law may be ordered to restore property to its original condition and take other actions deemed necessary to remedy such violations."; and by adding the following sentence at the end of SECTION 19: "This By-Law shall not apply to those projects or activities which are exempt from the provisions of the Wetlands Protection Act, Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 131, Section 40, as amended, and 310 CMR 10.00, as amended." Seconded. Board of Selectmen in favor; Finance Committee, Planning Board unanimously recommended. Roger Barous complained that this would give the Commission police powers; David Warner asked if a warrant would be necessary to go on private property; Mr. Nylen said it would be; also, people would be notified by registered mail and would have right of appeal. Question was moved, seconded, carried on a voice vote. Motion carried on a voice vote. ARTICLE 41 To see if the Town will vote to repeal Section IX. B of the Ipswich Protective Zoning By-Law otherwise known as the Wetlands District Zoning By-Law. (By petition) Mr. Nylen moved that the Town vote to amend the Protective Zoning By-Law of the Town of Ipswich by repealing Section IX. B thereof in its entirety, com- monly known as the Wetlands District Zoning By-Law. Seconded. Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee, Planning Board, Conservation Commission all recommended unanimously. Motion carried on a unanimous voice vote. ARTICLE 42 To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell and convey a roadway and utility easement to Oak Hill, Inc., for a minimum purchase price to be established by Town Meeting, across land of the Town of Ipswich ("The Memorial Building" - Assessor's Map 42A, Parcel 261); or to take any other action relative thereto. -39- Mr. Engel moved that action on this article be postponed indefinitely. Seconded. Unanimous voice vote. ARTICLE 43 To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money to be placed in the stabilization fund; or to take any other action relative thereto. Mr. Engel moved that action on this article be postponed indefinitely. Seconded. Unanimous voice vote. ARTICLE 44 To see if the Town will vote to reconsider any or all money articles con- tained in this warrant for the purpose of completing a budget which is balanced and in compliance with the levy limit provisions of Proposition 2i, so called; or to take any other action relative thereto. Mr. Engel moved that the Town vote to reconsider its action under ARticle 18 of the April 2, 1990 Annual Town Meeting. Seconded. Board of Selectmen against 3-2. Finance Committee unanimously recommended. Motion carried on a voice vote. Mr. Engel moved that Article 18 be indefinitely postponed. Seconded. Unanimous voice vote. It was moved, seconded, and voted to adjourn the Annual Town Meeting at 11:23 p.m. And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting up attested copies thereof at the Post Office and at each of the meeting houses in the Town, by publication at least seven days prior to the time for holding said meeting in a newspaper published in, or having a general circulation in, the Town of Ipswich . Given unto our hands this 19th day of March in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Ninety. TOWN OF IPSWICH BOARD OF SELECTMEN James R. Engel William E. George Robert H. Leet Charles 3. Wayne William I. Walton -40- 1990 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING ESSEX, ss To the Constable of the Town of Ipswich in said County, GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of Ipswich, qualified to vote in Town affairs, to meet at the IPSWICH HIGH SCHOOL, in said Ipswich on MONDAY, THE TWENTY-SECOND DAY OF OCTOBER, 1990, at 7:30 o'clock in the evening, then and there to act on the following articles, viz: Moderator James Grimes called the meeting to order at 7:47 p.m. with 211 votors present. The final count was 323 at 9:00 p.m. Superintendent of Schools Richard Thompson led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. It was moved, seconded and so voted to admit non-voters. Moderator James Grimes introduced new Finance Committee members Jamie Fay and Leonard Heurlin, new Selectman Patrick McNally, and new Town Clerk Fran Richards . ARTICLE 1 To see if the Town will vote to transfer a sum of money from free cash and/or from available funds to pay unpaid bills in the School, Water, and/or Municipal budgets incurred in previous years and remaining unpaid; or to take any other action relative thereto. Selectman Charles Wayne moved that the town appropriate and transfer from free cash the sum of $15,028.77 to pay unpaid bills incurred in prior years and remaining unpaid: Veteran's Benefits Caldwell Nursing Home $14,653.08 Pol ice Paul 's Auto 280.00 Elections Catherine McElhinney 73.50 School s Marie Harrington 22.19 Total $15,028.77 Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee recommended. Unanimous voice vote. ARTICLE 2 To see if the Town will vote to amend "The Protective Zoning By-Law of the Town of Ipswich," as follows: 1. Amend SECTION IV. A. Type of Districts , by deleting the words "nine (9)" and substituting the words "twelve (12)"; and amend SECTION IV. A. further by adding a new district, "Rural Residential C (RRC) District," following the existing "Rural Residence B (RRB) District"; a new "Planned Commercial District (PC)" after the existing "Business (B) District"; and adding a new "Limited Industrial (LI) District" after the existing "Industrial (I) District," and renumbering the resulting list of districts "1" through "12". •41- 2. Amend SECTION IV B. Intent of Districts as follows: a. Following section 3, add: "4. The Planned Commercial District is intended for non-residential uses. Office and service uses are per- mitted; retail, research and development, warehouse and other com- mercial uses require a special permit. Enclosed manufacturing is prohibited. The district is intended to preserve the natural features and vistas of the Route One Corridor. The district is not served by municipal sewerage or water." b. Following the existing section 4, add: "6. The Limited Industrial District is intended for some light industrial, wholesale, and ware- house uses. Industrial uses which require smelting or chemical reduction or which might constitute a nuisance due to odor, fumes, dust, vibration, heat, glare, noise, (i.e., have a decibel level over fifty-five more than fifty feet from the premises), or other nuisance characteristic, are not intended. Retail and office uses are prohibited. The district is intended to preserve the natural features of vistas of the Route One Corridor. The district is not served by municipal sewerage. Municipal water supply is available only in that portion of the district bordering Old Right Road and the access road to Assessor's Map 27A, Parcel 21." Further amend this section by renumbering the new list of sections "1" through "9". 3. Amend SECTION V. D. Table of Use Regulations by adding three new column headings, "RRC", following the heading "RRB"; "PC" following the heading "B"; and "LI" following the heading "I"; by modifying the description of some uses; and by indicating the permitted uses for these districts in the new columns, as follows: TABLE OF USE REGULATIONS PRINCIPAL USE DISTRICT 16 RRC PC LI RESIDENTIAL Single-family detached dwelling P - - Two-family dwelling SBA Multi -family dwelling - Tourist home - Dormitory, resident fraternity or sorority - Mobile home for permanent residency - Mobile home for temporary residency (9/15/86) SBA SBA 1 SBA 1 Open Space Preservation Zoning (4/1/85) SPB COMMUNITY FACILITIES Church and other religious purpose P P P Educational purpose which is religious, sectarian, denominational, public, or non-profit P P P Educational purpose which is operated for profit, except nursery school - SBA SBA Private day nursery SBA? Membership club SBA SBA SBA Town governmental building except equip- ment garage SBA P P -42- PRINCIPAL USE DISTRICT 16 RRC PC LI P 3 S P B 3 SPB 3 Town equipment garage - SBA SBA Expansion of existing town or non-profit cemetery, including any crematory therein SBA SBA SBA Town outdoor recreation facility and any other outdoor non-commercial recreation use such as private boathouses and land- ings Historical, philanthropic, or charitable association or society P P P Power plant, refuse incineration and sanitary landfill, or wastewater treat- ment facility for Municipal use only SPB SPB SPB (Amended 4/6/87) Municipal parking lot or structure - SPB P Street, bridge, vehicular tunnel, or railroad lines P P P Facilities as needed for essential com- munity services P P P Private utility overhead transmission line, substation or similar facility or building - AGRICULTURE AND OPEN SPACE Gardens, orchards, nurseries, and silvi- culture P P P Piggeries and mink farms - Greenhouses and farms including the rais- ing, keeping, slaughter, and dressing of livestock or other farm animals on five (5) acres or more P P P on less than five (5) acres - SBA SBA Sale of farm, horticulture, and nursery products, on a wholesale or retail basis SBA 4 SBA 4 SBA 4 The following uses, if commercial: Kennel, stable, livery stable, riding academy, or veterinary hospital SBA 5 SBA 5 SBA 5 COMMERCIAL Retail establishment selling principally convenience goods including but not lim- ited to: food, drugs, and proprietary goods - SBA 14 - Retail establishment selling general mer- chandise, including but not limited to dry goods, apparel and accessories, fur- niture and home furnishings, home equip- ment, small wares, and hardware, and including discount and limited price variety stores - P - Eating and drinking places where consump- tion is intended primarily to be within the building - SBA 14 - -43- PRINCIPAL USE DISTRICT 16 RRC PC LI - SPB 14 - - SPB - SBA - - - SBA - SBA 7 - SBA SBA SBA SBA - Establishment selling and/or renting new and/or used automobiles, trucks, air- craft, boats, motorcycles, and household and camping trailers, and enclosed repair facilities accessory thereto Establishment selling motor vehicle parts and accessories - SBA^ Motor vehicle repair and/or motor vehicle service station (not including a junkyard or open storage of abandoned motor vehicles ) Hotels and Motels Conversion of an existing dwelling into an inn Personal and consumer service establish- ment Funeral establishment Rest homes, convalescent home, or nursing homes for the elderly or infirm Hospital, or medical or dental clinic Membership club Miscellaneous professional and business offices and services including, but not limited to, medical, legal, or other pro- fessional services and finance, banking, insurance and real estate offices Miscellaneous business repair services Motion picture establishment, indoor only Other amusement and recreation service, indoor only Country, fishing, tennis, boating, golf- ing, or similar club Commercial parking lot or structure in- cluding a public garage WHOLESALE, TRANSPORTATION AND INDUSTRIAL Removal of sand, gravel, or loam - Newspaper printing and job printing - Processing and treating of raw materials not enclosed, including operations ap- purtenant to the removal, such as grad- ing, drying, sorting, crushing, grinding, and milling operations - Research offices or establishments devoted to research and development activities - SBA SBA Enclosed manufacturing or processing - - P Enclosed construction uses including materials and equipment storage and supplies - SBA P Bakery, laundry, or dry cleaning plant - Bus and railroad passenger station and other transportation service - SPB -44- - P - - SBA 14 SBA - SBA - - SBA - SPB SPB - _ SPB _ PRINCIPAL USE DISTRICT 16 RRC PC LI Wholesale trade, warehousing and distribu- tion - SBA SBA Open storage of raw materials, finished goods, or construction equipment and structures for storing such equipment P° ACCESSORY USE Non-habitable solar energy collection apparatus P P P Home occupation ? ~ Private day nursery or kindergarten SBA^ SBA^ Private guesthouse, toolshed, playhouse, tennis court, boathouse, or other similar accessory structure; storage of boats and boat trailers; private garage for motor vehicles, or more than one vehicle owned by a non-resident of the premises P Accessory off-street parking and loading facilities P P Unregistered motor vehicles: two (2) or less P P P more than two (2) in an enclosed building P P P more than two (2) not in an enclosed building SBA 10 SBA 10 SBA 10 Accessory outside storage clearly neces- sary to the operation and conduct of a permitted principal wholesale, transpor- tation, industrial and/or commercial use, provided: it shall be screened from view outside the premises - SBA P Newsstand, barber shop, dining room or cafeteria, and similar accessory services primarily for occupants or users thereof within a hotel, office, industrial build- ing or hospital - P 15 SBA 15 Landfill, dredging, or draining - Signs P P P Gardens, orchards, nurseries, or silvicul- ture P P P Keeping, raising, and breeding of farm animals, such as poultry, horses, live- stock or other farm animals, or insects for use only by residents of the premises on one (1) acre or more on less than one (1) acre Fine arts instructional programs In-Ground Swimming Pools Wastewater Plant or Package Wastewater Plant or Power Plant (Amended 4/6/87) Storage Trailers, Temporary Use (Am'd 4/4/88) Storage Trailers, Permanent Use (Am'd 4/4/88) -45- p - - p pl3 pll P 13 - SPB SPB SPB P12 P12 P12 4. Amend the Footnotes to the Use Regulations of SECTION V. as follows: a. To footnote 4, following the words "...from any street lot line...", substitute a comma for a period and add "except for lots abutting Route One in the Limited Industrial District, in which case the set- back shall be at least one hundred (100) feet from such highway." b. Following footnote 13, add: "14. Provided that no more than 50% of the gross floor area of a building of two stories and no more than 33% of the gross floor area of a building of three stories within one lot is used for said use and that said use is limited to the first floor of any building. However, in no instance shall be gross floor area of a building or buildings within a lot for said use be greater than 35,000 square feet. 15. Provided that no more than 5% of the gross floor area of a building within a lot is used for said use. 16. In the Planned Commercial and Limited Industrial Districts, when a Site Plan Review is required per SECTION X. of this by- law and a use is subject to special permit approval, the spe- cial permit granting authority (SPGA) shall be the Planning Board, notwithstanding the SPGA designated in the Table of Uses." 5. Amend SECTION VI. E. Screening Requirements , by: a. Adding the words "...Planned Commercial, and Limited Industrial Districts..." following the words "...except the Business District..." in the first paragraph of this section; b. Adding the words "Except in the Planned Commercial and Limited Industrial Districts..." prior to the words "by Special Permit..." which currently begins the second paragraph of this section; and c. Adding a new final paragraph as follows: "In the Planned Commercial and Limited Industrial Districts, a landscape and screening plan shall be provided for the entire site. The landscape plan shall provide for adequate screening as necessary from the street and abutting lots. Such screening shall consist of densely planted evergreen shrubs, trees, and/or berms which form an opaque barrier." 6. Amend the Table of Dimensional and Density Regulations by: deleting "(RRA & RRB)" under "Rural Residence" and Substituting "(RRA, RRB, and RRC)"; and adding "Planned Commercial" after "Business" and "Limited Industrial" after "Industrial" under the column "District"; and by adding the dimensional and density regulations and other information for these districts as follows: -46- TABLE OF DIMENSIONAL AND DENSITY REGULATIONS MINIMUM MINIMUM MINIMUM LOT LOT LOT AREA WIDTH FRONTAGE DISTRICT USE (SQ.FT.) (FT.) (FT.) RURAL RESIDENCE (RRA, RRB S-Fami ly 43,560 190 50 & RRC) detached S-Fami ly See S.IXA 20 20 attached PLANNED COMMERCIAL Commercial Wholesale Transport . 87,120 170 70 & Industrial 87,120 170 50 All Otner Permitted Uses 87,120 170 70 LIMITED INDUSTRIAL Wholesale Transport . & Industrial 87,120 190 All Other Permitted Uses 87,120 190 MINIMUM YARDS FRONT SIDE REAR (FT.) (FT.) (FT.) MAXIMUM MINIMUM BUILDING OPEN AREA SPACE (%) (%) 50 12 40 12 30 12 20 50 20 12 4 > 12 20 12 See S.IXA See S.IX 9.a/9.b 50 13 25 13 50 13 40 50 13 25 13 50 13 15 50 13 25 13 50 13 15 70 50 14 > 15 25 14 50 14 40 70 50 14 > 15 25l 4 50 14 15 3016 40l6 40 16 30 40 16 16 7. Amend the Table of Dimensional and Density Regulations Footnotes By: a. Adding to footnote 1. the words "Except in the Rural Residence C, the Planned Commercial, and the Limited Industrial Districts, " prior to the words "no building in any district " b. Adding the following new footnotes: "12. Provided that a minimum of fifty (50) feet measured from the property line abutting Route One shall be landscaped with trees of a minimum caliper of 3.5 inches and a minimum density within the fifty foot buffer of one tree per one hundred (100) square feet in accordance with a landscape plan approved by the Planning Board. No active recreational uses, such as ten- nis courts or swimming pools shall be permitted within the fifty (50) foot landscaped setback. 13. Provided that a minimum of twenty (20) feet measured from the property line abutting Route One shall be landscaped with trees of a minimum caliper of 3.5 inches and a minimum density within the twenty foot buffer of one tree per one hundred (100) square feet in accordance with a landscape plan approved by the Planning Board. -47- 14. The setback from Route One, whether a front, side, or rear yard, shall be minimum of one hundred (100) feet. 15. Provided that a minimum of fifty (50) feet measured from the property line abutting Route One shall be landscaped with trees of a minimum caliper of 3.5 inches and a minimum density within this fifty foot buffer of one tree per one hundred (100) square feet in accordance with a landscape plan approved by the Planning Board. 16. No more than fifty percent (50%) of the open area shall be wetland. " 8. Amend SECTION VII. A. Parking Requirements by adding section 11. as fol lows: "11. For all retail establishments, professional and business offi- ces and services or research offices and establishments within the Planned Commercial District except dentists' and doctors' offices, one (1) space for each professional or one (1) space for eyery three hundred (300) square feet of gross floor area, whichever is greater. For dentists' and doctors' offices within the Planned Commercial District, three spaces for each professional or one (1) space for each three hundred (300) square feet of gross floor area, whichever is greater." 9. Amend SECTION VII. C. Design and Layout , section 6. by adding the words "and the Limited Industrial District" after the words "Industrial District." Further amend this section by adding the following after the first and prior to the second sentence: "However, within the Limited Industrial District, no parking facili- ties shall be located within the required fifty (50) foot landscaped setback from Route One. Further, within the Planned Commercial District, no parking facilities shall be allowed within the required twenty (20) foot landscaped setback from Route One; however, a maxi- mum of fifteen percent (15%) of the total number of required parking spaces of a lot may be located within the remaining portion of the minimum setback from Route One not subject to landscape require- ments. Also, except as noted above in this section, in the Planned Commercial, Limited Industrial and Rural Residence C Districts, in no instance shall any parking or loading be allowed in any of the minimum yard requirements or required open space." 10. Amend SECTION IX. A. Open Space Preservation Zoning as follows: a. In section 1., substitute for the words "RRA and RRB Districts" the words "RRA, RRB, and RRC Districts " b. Add a new section 3 as follows: "For the purpose of SECTION IX, "Preserved Open Space" shall mean any open space of any ten-acre minimum tract which meets the requirements of SECTION IX and which meets the conveyance requirements of SECTION IX. A. 11. Such Preserved Open Space shall not include any open space which falls within any lot that constitutes a portion of any ten-acre minimum tract subject to SECTION IX and which is designated or may be designated for construction of a single family dwelling as a prin- cipal use. The "Minimum Open Space" requirement as designated on -48- the Table of Dimensional and Density Regulations of this by-law shall not be met by any open space designated as "Preserved Open Space". The "Minimum Open Space" requirement shall apply to each lot designated or to be designated for construction of a single family dwelling as a principal use." Renumber existing sections 3 through 15 as 4 through 16. c. In existing section 7. a., substitute for the words "Notwithstanding the zoning district within which the property is located," the words "In the RRA and RRB Districts, notwithstanding the requirements of these districts cited elsewhere in this by-law, " d. In existing 7.b., add the words "in the RRA and RRB Districts, not- withstanding the requirements of these districts cited elsewhere in this by-law,..." following the word "apply". e. In the existing section 9, delete the word "or" following the words "per Section 7. a" and add the words "at least thirty-three percent (33%) as per Section 9. a., or at least sixty percent (60%) as per Section 9.b, " f. In the existing Section 13, add the words "in the RRA and RRB Districts" after the word "follows". g. After existing Section 9, add the following: "9. a. In the RRC District, notwithstanding the requirements of this district cited elsewhere in this by-law, if the minimum pre- served open space is 33% or more, the following requirements shall apply: (1) Only single-family detached houses shall be permitted. (2) The total number of dwelling units for any tract which meets the ten-acre minimum tract size requirement shall be not more than 20% greater than the number determined in accordance with SECTION IX. A. 5. (3) For each lot located within any ten-acre minimum tract, the minimum lot size shall be 20,000 square feet. (4) For each lot located within any ten-acre minimum tract, the minimum lot width shall be 100 feet, the minimum lot frontage shall be 50 feet, the minimum front, side, and rear setbacks shall be 50 feet, 20 feet (per side), and 30 feet, respectively, and the maximum building coverage shall be 20%. (5) For the purpose of meeting the preserved open space requirement of SECTION IX. A. 9a, no more than 25% of the wetlands located within any tract meeting the ten-acre minimum tract size requirement shall be considered pre- served open space. (6) The provisions of SECTION IX which apply to the RRC District may be applied to any lot split between the RRC and RRA District at the time of the adoption of this sec- tion, including that portion of the lot falling within the RRA District. -49 (7) Notwithstanding the requirements of SECTION X.B. of this by-law, any ten-acre minimum tract proposed for Open Space Preservation Zoning shall be subject to site plan review in accordance with the provisions of SECTION X. 9.b. In the RRC District, notwithstanding the requirements of this district cited elsewhere in the by-law, if the minimum pre- served open space is 60% or more, the following requirements shall apply. (1) On single-family detached or attached dwellings shall be permitted . (2) The total number of dwelling units for any tract which meets the ten-acre minimum tract size requirement shall be not more than 20% greater than the number determined in accordance with SECTION IX. A. 6. (3) For the single-family attached dwelling, the following shall apply: (a) For each lot located within any ten-acre minimum tract, the minimum lot size shall be 10,000 square feet. (b) For each lot located within any ten-acre minimum tract, the minimum lot width shall be 50 feet, the minimum lot frontage shall be 50 feet, the minimum front, side and rear setbacks shall be 20 feet, feet, and 20 feet, respectively, and the maximum building coverage shall be 20%. (c) No more than two single-family attached dwellings shall be permitted in one building. (d) The minimum distance between buildings consisting of attached dwellings shall be fifty (50) feet. (4) Dimensional regulations for the single-family detached dwelling shall be as indicated in SECTION IX. A. 9a. In addition, for each single-family detached dwelling, the total amount of the minimum preserved open space (equal to 60%), may be reduced by 5000 square feet, but in no instance shall the amount of preserved open space be less than 40%. (5) The requirements of SECTION IX. A. 9a. 5-7 shall apply. 11. Amend SECTION X. C. General Standards by adding a new standard following section 7 as follows: "8. Protection and preservation of existing natural features and vistas; " and, further amend this section by renumbering the current section 8 as section 9. ; or to take any other action relative thereto. Benjamin Fierro III, Chairman, Master Plan Commission, moved that the Protec- tive Zoning By-Law of the Town of Ipswich be amended as presented in Article 2 of the Warrant for the October 22, 1990 Special Town Meeting, a copy of which is on file with the Town Clerk and the Town Moderator, and is incorporated herein -by reference, and with the following changes: 1) Amend SECTION IV. B. Intent of Districts to read as follows: a. Following section 3, add: "4. The Planned Commercial District is intended for non-residential uses. Office, service and limited retail uses -50- are permitted; designated retail, research and development, warehouse and other commercial uses require a special permit. Enclosed manufacturing is prohibited. The district is intended to preserve the natural features and vistas of the Route One Corridor. The district is not served by municipal sewerage or water." 2) Amend SECTION V.D. Table of Use Regulations as follows: "ACCESSORY USE RRC PC LI Private day nursery or kindergarten SBA-2 P-2 - ;" 3) Amend SECTION V.D. Table of Use Regulations , the fifth line of the pro- posed Footnote #14, the word "be" should be changed to "the"; 4) Amend SECTION VI.B. Table of Dimensional and Density Regulations by: a. deleting all reference to Footnote #16 in the MINIMUM OPEN SPACE (%) column; and b. deleting footnote #16 which presently reads: "No more than fifty percent (50%) of the area shall be wetland." Arthur Knight, an advisor to the Master Plan Subcommittee made a fifteen minute presentation with slides showing the proposed zoning changes along Route One Corridor. He explained in detail the three new districts and the four amendments to the Planned Commercial District. Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee and Planning Board unanimously recommended. Nancy Carter Harrington agreed with the article but felt it should have been brought up at the Annual Town Meeting. Robert McNeil, formerly of the Master Plan Commission worked on the article and urged voters to support the article. A voice vote was inconclusive; on a hand count the motion passed 285-5. ARTICLE 3 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Protective Zoning By-Law of the Town of Ipswich to provide for the appointment of an associate member of the Planning Board: 1. To amend Section XI. (Administration) to add a new subsection "H." as fol lows: H. Planning Board The Planning Board consisting of five (5) regular members and one (1) associate member shall be appointed as provided in Section 13 of Chapter 620 of the Acts of 1966 (The Charter of the Town of Ipswich), Chapter 41, Section 81-A and Chapter 40A, Section 9 of the General Laws. The associate member shall be appointed by the Town Manager and shall serve for a two- year period. The chairman of the Planning Board may designate the assoc- iate member to sit for the purposes of acting on a special permit appli- cation, in the case of absence, inability to act, conflict of interest on the part of any regular member of the Board, and/or in the event of a vacancy. -51- Subsection "H" (Special Permits) becoming Subsection "I"; Subsection "I" (Variances) becoming Subsection "J"; Subsection "J" (Public Hearing Notice Requirements) becoming Subsection "K"; Subsection "K" (Repeat Action on Appeals, Variances, and Special Permits) becoming Subsection "L"; Subsection "L" (Amendments) becoming Subsection "M"; Subsection "M" (Validity) becoming Subsection "N"; Subsection "N" (Effective Date) becoming Subsection "0"; Subsection "0" (Acceptance) becoming Subsection "P"; and Subsection "P" (Applicability of Amendments to Outstanding Building Permits or Special Permits) becoming Subsection "Q" " ; or to take any other action relative thereto. Leslie Brooks moved that the Protective Zoning By-Law of the Town of Ipswich be amended as presented in Article 3 of the Warrant for the October 22, 1990 Special Town Meeting, a copy of which is on file with the Town Clerk and the Town Moderator and is incorporated herein by reference. Planning Board, Board of Selectmen, and the Finance Committee unanimously recommended. Motion passed by unanimous voice vote. ARTICLE 4 To see if the Town will vote to amend the "Protective Zoning By-Law of the Town of Ipswich" by 1) deleting "SECTION VII. OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING REGULATIONS" in its entirety; and by 2) adding the following new section in lieu thereof: " SECTION VII. OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING REGULATIONS A. Purpose . The purpose of this section is to ensure that all uses are provided with sufficient off-street parking and loading facilities to meet the needs of persons employed at and/or utilizing such uses; to ensure that off-street parking and loading facilities are designed so as to reduce hazards to pedestrians and drivers; to reduce congestion in the streets; to reduce nuisance to abuttors from noise, fumes and headlight glare; and to reduce environmental deterioration to surrounding neighborhoods resulting from glare, heat, dust, accelerated storm water run-off, and unattractive views. -52- 6. Parking Requirements . Total automobile storage or parking space per principal use shall be provided in accordance with the formulae set forth in the following Table of Minimum Parking Requirements herein below: TABLE OF MINIMUM PARKING REQUIREMENTS Principal Use Residential Uses a. Residence b. Hotel , Motel , Inn Institutional Uses c. Hospital Nursing Home, Convalescent Home Theatre, Auditorium, Stadium, or Place of Assembly Philanthropic (community recreation centers and museums ) Educational 1 Nursery, School Day Care Required Parking Spaces One and a half (1-1/2) spaces per dwelling unit. One space (1) per rental unit One (1) space per two (2) beds plus three (3) spaces per staff doc- tor plus one (1) space per other employee on the largest shift. One (1) space per two (2) beds. One (1) space for e^ery four (4) seats to maximum rated capacity of the f aci 1 ity . One (1) space per two hundred and fifty (250) square feet of gross floor area. One (1) space per staff person plus one (1) space per classroom. One (1) space for each classroom plus one (1) space for each two employees or other staff posi- tions other than teachers. Business Uses h. Retail Stores/Business Consumer Service (excluding professional office and clinic) Restaurant, Hall Club or Dance j. Clinic/Professional Office k. Funeral Establishment One (1) space per three hundred (300) feet of gross floor area on the ground floor plus one (1) space per five hundred (500) square feet of gross floor area on al 1 other floors . One (1) space for each one hundred (100) square feet of gross floor area or one (1) space per three (3) seats rated to capacity, plus one (1) space per employee on the largest shift, whichever is greater. One (1) space per three hundred (300) square feet of gross floor area. One (1) space per four (4) per- sons based on rated maximum capacity of faci 1 ity . -53- Principal Use Required Parking Spaces 1. Repair Shop and Building Trade m. Auto Service Station, Auto Body Shop n. Motor Vehicle, Trailer, Boat sales and rentals Industrial Uses o. Manufacturing and other Industrial Uses p. Wholesale, Distribution and Storage in Enclosed Build- ings and Warehouses q. Open Storage, or other open are uses One (1) space per employee on largest shift plus one (1) space for each company vehicle kept on the premises. Three (3) spaces per repair bay, plus one (1) space per employee on largest shift, plus one (1) space per company vehicle kept on the premises. One (1) space per fifteen hundred (1,500) square feet of gross floor area of indoor space, plus one (1) space per employee on the largest shift. One (1) space for every five hundred (500) square feet of gross floor area. One (1) space for every one thousand (1,000) square feet of gross floor area for up to the first ten thousand (10,000) square feet of gross floor area, plus one (1) space for every additional five thousand (5,000) square feet of gross floor area. One (1) space for every one thousand (1,000) square feet of the lot devoted to the use thereon. C. Change of Use or Building Expansions . Where a structure is enlarged or a change in an existing use occurs, only the additional parking space required need comply with these formulae. 0. Accessory Use of Parking Areas . No parking space shall be used for any activity which interferes with its availability to meet the minimum applicable parking requirement. Accessory uses are per- mitted and may include, but not be limited to, necessary traffic directional signs not exceeding two (2) square feet each in area, lighting fixtures for illuminating the parking area, and landscaping within buffer areas. E. Joint Use of Parking Areas . By special permit of the Zoning Board of Appeals, joint use may be made of required parking spaces by intermittent use establishments such as churches, assembly halls, or theatres, whose peak parking demand does not conflict with that of the other use. An agreement shall be made in writing and acknowledged by the owner(s) of the uses involved concerning: the number of spaces involved; substantiation of the fact that such joint use is not overlapping or in conflict; and the duration of the agreement. The agreement must be presented with the petition for special permit. -54- F. Fractional Numbers . If the computation of required parking spa- ces results in a fractional number, only the fraction of one-half or more shall be counted as one. G. Mixed Use Facilities . Buildings or lots which contain more than one principal use are considered Mixed Use facilities. For the purposes of determining parking requirements for such a facility, each use component shall be counted as a separate principal use. H. Location of Parking Facilities . All required parking or loading spaces shall be provided on the same lot as the use or building for which they are required; provided, however, that if sufficient spaces are unavailable on that lot, the Board may authorize by special per- mit an alternative location for non-residential parking subject to the following provisions: 1. The lot to be utilized for parking shall be in the same legal ownership as the lot served either by deed, by easement, or by long-term lease, no less than thirty (30) years in duration. If the lot is leased, the terms of the lease shall be subject to the Board's approval as to form and duration. Such deed, ease- ment, or notice of lease shall be recorded at the Registry of Deeds, and a copy of the same as recorded shall be filed with and made part of the application for any building or occupancy per- mi t . 2. The linear distance between the use or building lot and its parking lot shall not be more than three hundred (300) feet. 3. The separate parking lot shall not create unreasonable traffic congestion or create a hazard to pedestrians being served by the parking lot. 4. The parking lot shall be properly zoned for the same or a less restrictive use as the principal lot being served by the parking lot. I. Loading Requirements . Minimum off-street loading requirements shall be required in accordance with the formulae set forth below for e^/ery new structure, new use, enlargement of an existing structure and/or change in an existing use. Where the structure is enlarged and/or there is a change in the existing use, the formulae shall apply only to the enlargement and/or change. Off-street loading areas shall be provided in accordance with the TABLE OF LOADING REQUIREMENTS as outlined below: -55- TABLE OF LOADING REQUIREMENTS USE Wholesale, Distribution, Storage & Industrial Uses Retai 1 , Hotel and Restaurant Office, Institution & Public Buildings Residential Mul ti -f ami ly* SO. FT. OF GROSS FLOOR AREA (In Thousands of Square Feet) 1-10 11-20 21-40 41-80 81 & Over 3 Add . space per each increment of 40. Additional space per each increment of 20. 1 2 Add. space per each increment of 100. Additional space per each increment of 100. *The Board may approve by special permit an alternative to the above required number of loading spaces. J. Design Standards for Parking Facilities The minimum dimensions of parking spaces and maneuvering aisles shal 1 be as fol lows: A- Parkin* ang £ Stall Widtfi C Distance of to euro D. Aisle Tridih E. Curb Icr.zth -56- Parking Angle (A) (degrees) Stall Width (B)* Stall Depth (Ox Aisle Width (D) Curb Length (E) 1-way 2-way 0° 30° 45° 60° 70° 80° 90° 9'- 0" 9'- 0" 9'- 0" 9'- 0" 9'- 0" 9'- 0" 9'- 0" NA 17'. 4" 19' -10" 21'- 0" 21'- 0" 20'- 4" 19'- 0" 12'- 0" 11'- 0" 13'- 0" 18'- 0" 19'- 0" 24'- 0" 25'- 0" 24'- 0" NA NA NA NA NA 25'- 0" 23'- 0" 18'- 0" 12'- 9" 10'- 6" 9'- 9" 9'- 1" 9'- 0" *End spaces, restricted on one of the long sides by curbs, walls, fen- ces, or other similar obstructions, shall have a minimum width of ten (10) feet, and maneuvering space at the aisle end of at least five (5) feet in depth and nine (9) feet in width. xMay include no more than two (2) feet of landscaped island or setback area at the front of the space, provided there are no obstructions to the vehicle's bumper overhang and provided, further, that the bumper overhang does not interfere with the availability of the island or set- back area for snow storage. K. Loading Space Dimensions . Each loading space shall be at least twelve (12) feet in width by sixty (60) feet in length, and shall be provided with a fourteen (14) foot high clearance. This space shall be exclusive of drives, aisles, or maneuvering space. L. Parking and Loading Layout . 1. Circulation - Driveways and parking areas shall be designed with due regard to topography, integration with surrounding streets, general interior circulation and separation of pedestrian and vehicular traffic to reduce hazards to pedestrians and motorists. 2. Layout - Required parking and loading facilities shall be laid out so that each vehicle may proceed to and from its parking space without requiring the movement of any other vehicle. The Board may waive this requirement for parking facilities under full-time atten- dance supervision. In no case shall parking or loading spaces be located so as to require the backing or maneuvering of a vehicle onto a sidewalk or onto a public way in order to enter or leave the space. -57- 3. In no case shall parking or loading spaces be located less than ten (10) feet from any side or rear lot line excluding corner lots, as provided for under paragraph L.#4. below. 4. No parking of motor vehicles or driveway serving a parking or loading facility shall be located within thirty (30) feet of an intersection of two street lines. 5. Except in the Industrial district, no off-street parking facility shall be located within a front yard setback. No off-street loading facility shall be located within a front yard in any district. **************************************************************************** In the event Article 4 (Route One Corridor Zoning) is approved, the motion shall incorporate Subsection #L.5. hereinbelow, in lieu of #L.5 above. "5. Except in the Industrial and the Limited Industrial District, no off-street parking facility shall be located within the front yard setback. However, within the limited Industrial District, no parking facilities shall be located within the required 50 foot landscaped setback from Route One. Further, within the Planned Commercial District, no parking facilities shall be allowed within the required twenty (20) foot landscaped setback from Route One; however, a maximum of fifteen percent (15%) of the total number of required parking spaces of a lot may be located within the remaining portion of the minimum setback from Route One not subject to landscape requirements. Also, except as noted above in this section, in the Planned Commercial, Limited Industrial and Rural Residence C Districts, in no instance shall any parking or loading be allowed in any of the minimum yard requirements or required open space." **************************************************************************** M. Handicapped Parking . Parking facilities shall provide specially- designed parking spaces for the physically handicapped in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Architectural Access Board of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Safety. Handicapped spaces shall be clearly identified by signs indicating that the spaces are reserved for physically handicapped persons. Such spaces shall be located nearest to the handicapped entrance to the use or building served. N. Surfacing, Drainage and Curbing . All parking facilities shall be graded, surfaced with asphalt, concrete or similar, non-erosive material, and drained in an adequate manner to prevent nuisance of ero- sion or excessive water flow across public ways or abutting properties. Entrance and exit driveways shall be defined clearly with curbing, signs, and pavement markings. Parking and loading spaces shall be marked clearly in accordance with dimensions specified in subsections J, K, and M above . 0. Landscaping . In order to separate parking areas from abutting streets, to provide areas for disposal of snow, and to provide visual -58- relief from expanses of pavement and vehicles, landscaping shall be pro- vided in all parking areas containing ten (10) or more parking spaces. Landscaping shall be subject to the reasonable approval of the Board, as appl icable . P. Lighting . All lighting within parking areas shall be arranged so as to prevent direct glare upon any public way or upon any other abutting property. Lighting shall be provided, where desirable, to improve safety and visibility of the lot. Q. Maintenance . Parking and loading facilities and landscaping shall be continuously maintained in good condition to ensure continued compliance with the provisions of this section." ; or to take any other action relative thereto. Catherine Lefebvre moved that the Protective Zoning By-Law of the Town of Ipswich be amended as presented in Article 4 of the Warrant for the October 22, 1990 Special Town Meeting, a copy of which is on file with the Town Clerk and Town Moderator, and is incorporated herein by reference, and with the following changes: 1) Amend the word "Board" in the fourth line of subsection H. and in the fiftn line of subsection H.l. to read "Zoning Board of Appeals"; 2) Amend the word "Board" in I. Table of Loading Requirements to read "Planning Board"; 3) Amend reference to "Article 4" in the Alternative section which refers to Route One Corridor Zoning and is designated by starred area by renumerating it as "Article 2". Planning Board unanimously recommended, Finance Committee voted 6-0 against, Board of Selectmen unanimously recommended. Catherine Lefebvre spoke in favor saying this was a very comprehensive and logical approach providing more flexibility in the layout and design of parking laws. Bill Craft could foresee problems with the by-law and Allen Swan gave examples of possible problems. James Engel spoke in favor noting defects in the by-law as cosme- tic, and that it is impossible to create the perfect zoning by-law. Stanley Bornstein and Carl Gardner also spoke in favor. On a hand count the motion passed 227-32. ARTICLE 5 To see if the Town will vote to amend the "Protective Zoning By-Law of the Town of Ipswich" as follows: 1(a) To delete SECTION X. ("Site Plan Review") B. ("Applicability") which reads as follows: "No building permit shall be issued for the construction of any new com- munity facility, commercial, industrial, or business building or for any addition(s) or alteration (s ) in excess of 2,500 square feet of gross floor area of any existing community facility, commercial, industrial, or busi- ness building or the construction of any drive-through facility, unless a site plan has been submitted and approved in accordance with the require- ments set forth in this section." ; and -59- 1(b) To replace the former SECTION X. B. with the following new SECTION X. B. as follows: "6. Appl icabi 1 ity No building permit shall be issued for the construction of any new com- munity facility, commercial, industrial or business building; for any additions or alterations in excess of 2,500 square feet or 30% of the existing gross floor area, whichever is less, which has been constructed within a consecutive two-year period; for construction of any drive- through facility; or for any change of use which increases the required parking spaces by ten spaces and/or triggers the requirement of a new loading zone." 2(a) To delete within SECTION X. D. Submission Procedure the line: "The completed application, together with the documentation required by this section, shall then be submitted by the applicant to the Board, accompanied by an application fee of fifty dollars ($50.)." ; and 2(b) Replace said line with the following: The completed application, together with the documentation required by this section, shall then be submitted by the applicant to the Board, accompanied by an application fee."; and 3(a) To delete the last line in SECTION X. G. which presently reads: "The costs for any professional review shall be borne by the applicant but shall not exceed three hundred dollars ($300) plus twenty-five dollars ($25.) per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area."; and 3(b) Replace said line with the following: "The costs for any professional review (other than Town staff review) shall be borne by the Applicant. Costs shall be reasonable and in con- formance with the Special Municipal Accounts Procedure outlined in the Planning Board's site Plan Review Application Checklist." ; and 4(a) To delete the first portion of the first line of SECTION X. H. Waiver , which presently reads: "The Board may waive, by an affirmative vote of four (4) out of five (5) members..."; and 4(b) Replace said portion of the first two lines with the following: "The Board may waive, by an affirmative vote of three (3) out of five (5.) members . . . . " . 5(a) To delete SECTION X. I. Application and Checklist which presently reads: "The Board shall adopt an application form and checklist to assist appli cants in complying with these provisions."; and -60- 5(b) Replace said sentence with the following: "The Board shall adopt an application form, checklist, and regulations to assist applicants in complying with these provisions." ; or to take any other action relative thereto. Web Bingham moved that the Protective Zoning By-Law of the Town of Ipswich be amended as presented in Article 5 of the Warrant for the October 22, 1990 Special Town Meeting, a copy of which is on file with the Town Clerk and the Town Moderator and is incorporated herein by reference. Seconded. Board of Selectmen unanimously approved, Finance Committee unanimously voted not to recommend, Planning Board recommends (waiving small businesses). Mr. Bingham spoke in favor of the proposed changes making the by-law stronger. Stanley Bornstein and James Engel spoke in favor and urged votors support. Jamie Fay read an amendment which was seconded to delete the phrase in 1(b) "or 30i of the existing gross floor area, whichever is less." Planning Board against, Board of Selectmen against, Finance Committee in favor of amendment. The amendment failed on a voice vote. On a hand count, the motion passed 226-37. ARTICLE 6 To see if the Town will vote to amend the "Protective Zoning By-Law of the Town of Ipswich" by: 1. Deleting "SECTION VIII. SIGNS" in its entirety and replace same with the following language: " SECTION VIII. SIGNS A. Purpose The purpose of this by-law is to regulate all exterior signs and all interior signs placed for exterior viewing from public ways and pla- ces, but not located on Town property. It is also intended to limit clutter of uncontrolled signage, to integrate signs with Ipswich's unique and historic environment, and improve the effectiveness of individual signs through emphasis on appropriate design. B. Appl ication A sign, whether temporary or permanent, shall require a building permit. International and national flags, and temporary signs for political or charitable purposes or for public organizations, are exempt from the provisions of this section. C. Definitions Area of Sign : The measurement (in square footage) of a planar region or of the surface of a solid and/or three-dimensional form. Calculations of areas of signs shall use the following formulae: 1. Hanging Sign (double faced): use the area of one side (see di agram); 2. Three-Dimensional Sign: calculate the projected area of both the front view and one side view of the sign, then use one-half of the total of these two areas (see diagram); 3. Irregularly shaped signs: use the area of the smallest rec- tangular plane geometric figure that will wholly contain the sign (see diagram) . -61- ! ---i o 2: t'.CH Awning : Any temporary or retractable covering or shelter which is supported entirely from the exterior wall(s) of a building. Bracket : A device used to attach a sign to a building other than with screws or bolts. Clearance : A completely open and unobstructed space measured from the ground level, to the lowest portion of a hanging sign. No less than ten feet (10 1 ) clearance shall be allowed unless this restriction is waived. In granting a Special Permit waiver the Permit Granting Authority shall find that the reduced height shal 1 : 1) not create a hazard to pedestrian or vehicular traffic; 2) shall be in keeping or consistent with the majority of the remaining conforming signs within the district; and 3) shall comply with all other requirements of this by-law. II 1 umi nation : The act of supplying or brightening a sign with light. Lighted signs shall be illuminated only by a steady, stationary light without causing harmful glare for motorists, pedestrians or neighboring premises. Sign illumination is per- mitted only between the hours of seven o'clock in the morning -62- and eleven o'clock in the evening, except that signs may be illuminated during any hours establishments are open to the public. The sources of artificial light shall include; enclosed or protected neon (exposed illuminated neon shall not be allowed), lighting from an exterior source and/or internal lighting; but all flashing, changing, or intermittent illumination is prohi- bited, except for time/temperature signs. Lineal Frontage : The length in feet which a building or lot abuts a street or right of way at its first floor or entrance level. Permit Granting Authority : The Town of Ipswich Zoning Board of Appeals . Projec bui ldi a buil whiche Sign : incl ud charac pic tor matter fasten same s place, articl any ma tion : To ext ng . Signs s ding or two- ver is less. Any fa i ng its ter, ma ial pic or ill ed , or hall be subjec e, mach nner ou brica stru rk, p ture umi na manuf used t, pe ine, t of end forward or out from a facade of a hall project no more than five feet (5') from thirds (2/3) of the width of the sidewalk, ted sign or outdoor display structure, cture, consisting of any letter, figure, oint, plan, marque(s), sign, design, poster, stroke, stripe, line, trademark, reading ting device, constructed, attached, erected, actured in any manner whatsoever so that the for the attraction of the public to any rson, firm, corporation, public performance, or merchandise whatsoever, and displayed in doors for recognized advertising purposes. Signs" shall be divided into the following categories: Banner Sign : Any sign constructed of fabric or flexible material. Pennants and flags are banner signs and may be used as permanent or temporary signs. A flag or pen- nant shall not exceed six (6) square feet in size; a banner shall not exceed thirty (30) square feet in size. Directory Sign : Any sign which contains listings of two or more commercial uses or users. A directory sign shall be designed and constructed with provisions for changes of listing without reconstruction of the entire sign. Free-standing Sign : Any sign structurally separate from the building, being supported on itself, on a standard, or on legs. Hanging Sign : Any sign supported by a building wall(s) and not parallel to it, and which projects eight (8) inches or more. Plaque or Historic Marker : A permanent, non-illuminated sign which identifies a structure or site designated by the Ipswich Historical Commission as being historically significant. In the -63- case of a structure, said sign shall be attached parallel to the structure and shall not exceed three (3) square feet. In the case of a site, said sign shall be placed on the structure or shall be free-standing, and shall not exceed three (3) square feet in area. The sign area for a plaque or historic marker shall not be figured in the allowable sign area for the building . Temporary Sign : A sign which is intended for a limited period of display. A temporary sign may be erected for a period not to exceed sixty (60) consecutive days if it falls within the following categories. A temporary sign which does not meet the following criteria shall be subject to the same requirements as for permanent signs. 1. Poster-type signs, construction signs, and real estate signs are considered temporary signs provided they meet the following necessary criteria: a) Poster-type sign: - may not occupy more than 20% of window area - shall be related to use conducted or goods available on premises - may not be used for more than twenty-one (21) con- secutive calendar days. b) Construction sign: - identifies parties involved in construction on the same premises only - shall not contain advertising - shall not be utilized for more than one (1) year, or for the duration of work on the lot, whichever is longer - shall not exceed sixteen (16) square feet in area - shall be removed promptly by contractor within fourteen (14) calendar days of the completion of work. c) Real Estate sign: - shall be related to sale, rental, or lease of same lot - shall not be more than four (4) square feet in area - shall be removed within seven (7) calendar days after sale, rental , or lease . d) Sandwich Board sign: - shall not be more than six (6) square feet in area, as calculated by hanging sign area of sign - shall not impair visibility or ability to use any public way or public area. 2. Any banner shall be considered a temporary sign provided it meets the following criteria: a) A Banner(s) intended to advertise a business establishment prior to permanent signing: - shall be erected for a maximum of thirty (30) calendar days - shall be no larger than twenty (20) square feet in area per business - may contain a message - shall be attached to the structure. b) A Banner intended to advertise an event: -64- - shall be no greater than one (1) foot per lineal foot of frontage if placement is on a building - shall be no greater than thirty (30) square feet in area if placed across a public street. Wall Sign : Any sign painted on or affixed to a building wall is a wall sign. Wall signs consist of two basic categories: 1. Directly applied: painted, or three-dimensional letters applied directly to a building surface. 2. Independent Wall Sign: painted, incised or three- dimensional letters affixed to a sign board which is then attached to a building surface. Window Sign : Any sign which is permanently affixed to the sur- face of the glass of any part of any building. Any sign(s) affixed to the glass is part of the total permissible sign area for that frontage and shall not occupy more than ten percent (10%) of the glass area. Any sign visible through a window on a permanent basis shall be considered as a window sign even though it may not be affixed directly to the glass. Spacing : The distance between the letters in a word, between individual words, and/or between lettering and any other com- ponents of a sign. C. Sign Requirements per Zoning District No sign shall be requirements : 1. In Rural Res signs for re conform to a a. One sign of the occup feet in area b. One sign to the ident c. One real d . One cons e. One plaq f. One free subdivi si on exceed twelv shall be no shall be no and the sign di stances . permitted except that which meets the following idence A and sidential use ny of the fol displaying t ants of the p not exceedin if i cation of estate sign; truction sign ue or histori standing sig or multi -fami e (12) square higher than f closer than t shall not in B and Intown Residence Districts, s may not be illuminated and shall lowing requirements: he street number and name or names remises, not exceeding two square g two square feet in area limited a permitted home occupation; ; and/or c marker; n per main entrance of any ly development, which shall not feet in area. The top of the sign our (4) feet above grade, the sign en (10) feet to the street line, terfere with the required sight ************************************************************************ In the event Article 4 (Route One Corridor Zoning) is approved, the motion shall incorporate "RRC" within this subsection. ************************************************************************ -65- 2. In Rural Residence A and B and in Intown Residential Districts, the following requirements shall apply for non- conforming business uses, and for religious, educational, public, philanthropic or agricultural uses: a. All signs listed in C.l, a. thru f. inclusive are per- permitted; b. One temporary banner is permitted; c. One wall sign which shall be no greater than twenty (20) square feet (or the size of the existing sign), whichever is smaller, is permitted. ************************************************************************ In the event Article 4 (Route One Corridor Zoning) is approved, the motion shall incorporate "RRC" within this subsection. ************************************************************************ 3. In Business Districts along Routes 133 and 1A (from the Brum' Property to Saltonstall Brook; from Kimball Avenue to Mile Lane; and within the Business zoned property at the Rowley town line) and for business uses along the Newburyport Turnpike (Route One), the following signs are permitted: a. All signs listed in C.l. a. thru f. inclusive are permitted; b. One temporary banner is permitted; c. One wall sign which shall be no greater than thirty (30) square feet per business is permitted; d. One directory sign for lots with two (2) or more busi- nesses and for all uses in common ownership. Said sign shall be no greater than fifty (50) square feet in total area, with each business having a maximum of eight (8) square feet in area. This sign may be a free-standing sign or a wall sign. If a free standing sign is used, said sign shall be ten (10) feet from the property line and four (4) feet above grade; and/or e. Off -premises, free-standing signs, each of which shall be no more than twenty (20) square feet in area, may be permitted by Special Permit of the Board of Zoning Appeals. ***************************************** ********************************* In the event Article 4 (Route One Corridor Zoning) is approved, the motion shall incorporate "Planned Commercial (PC)" within this category. ************************ ************************************************** 4. In Business and Industrial -Zoned Districts within the center of Ipswich (Lord Square, Washington Street, Downtown Business district and South Main Street) the following signs are permitted for business uses: a. All signs allowed in C.l. a thru f. inclusive; b. Hanging signs which are supported by a building wall or bracket. Any such sign shall not exceed eight (8) square feet in area and shall not have a projection greater than five (5) feet from the building or two-thirds of the width of the sidewalk, whichever is less. Each said sign shall also have required clearance; c. One temporary banner sign; d. Temporary window signs; e. One temporary sandwich board sign by special permit of the Zoning Board of Appeals; and f. Awnings. -66- 5. In all Industrial districts, except those found in the center of Ipswich, the following signs are permitted: a. All signs found in #3., with the exception that wall signs shall be no greater than twenty (20) square feet in area **************** *******^^ In the event Article 4 (Route One Corridor Zoning) is approved, the motion shall incorporate "Limited Industrial (LI)" within this category. ****•****•***•****•••**********************••*******•*******•*•***•**•••• 6. In all districts the following additional signs are permitted: a. Any free-standing sign identifying an exit, an entrance, and/or parking area situated at or near each entrance, pro- vided that no portion of the sign is from two (2) to eight (8) feet above ground level and no area exceeds two (2) square feet; b. One attached sign, not exceeding four (4) square feet in area, at the rear of a building, for the sole purpose of facilitating deliveries, entrance of the public from a rear parking lot, or directional or warning signs per- taining to traffic or parking directions. D. Non-Conformance of Signs A sign legally erected befo does not conform to the pro to be maintained without a shall conform to the provis the By-law, it is enlarged, cated . Any exemption provi shall terminate with respec 1. Advertises a permitted 2. Advertises or calls att activity which is no lo generally or on the lot re the adoption of this By-law which visions of this By-law may continue permit, provided that any such sign ions hereof if, after the adoption of altered, replaced, changed, or relo- ded for in this section of the By-law t to any sign which: use that has been discontinued; or ention to any product, business, or nger sold or carried on, whether E. Permit and Appeal 1. No person shall install, erect, or alter a sign without having obtained in advance a permit for said sign. 2. Any appeal under sub-sections B., C, or D. shall be made to the Zoning Board of Appeals." ; or to take any other action relative thereto. Ken Savoie moved that the Protective Zoning By-Law of the Town of Ipswich be amended as presented in Article 6 of the Warrant for the October 22, 1990 Special Town Meeting, a copy of which is on file with the Town Clerk and the Town Moderator and is incorporated herein by reference wit the following changes: 1) In SECTION VIII. Signs B. Application - A sign, whether temporary or permanent, shall require a building permit. Flags and temporary signs for political or chari- table purposes, public organizations, states and political sub- divisions thereof, and international and national flags are exempt from the provisions of tnis section. -67- 2) In subsection C. (Definitions), the last line of the definition of "Illumination", shall read: The sources of artificial light shall include enclosed or protected neon (exposed illuminated neon shall not be allowed), and lighting from an exterior source and/or internal lighting; but all flashing, changing, or intermittent illumination is prohibited, except for time/temperature signs and holiday decorations"; 3) In subsection C. (Definitions), the third sentence in the definition of "Banner sign" shall read: "A flag or pennant shall not exceed fifteen (15) square feet in size; a banner shall not exceed thirty (30) square feet in size"; 4) In subsection C. (Definitions), the definition of "Window sign" shall read: "Any sign which is permanently affixed to the surface of the glass of any part of the building. Any sign(s) affixed to the glass shall not occupy more than ten percent (10%) of the glass area. Any sign visible through a window on a permanent basis shall be considered as a window sign even though it may not be affixed directly to the glass. Said sign area shall not be included as a part of the total permissible sign area for that frontage"; 5) In all Alternative sections, which reference the Route One Corridor Zoning and are designated by starred areas, "Article 4" is renumerated as "Article 2"; 6) Amend subsection "C." (Sign Requirements per Zoning District) to become subsection "D."' Amend subsection "D." (Non-conformance of Signs) to become subsection up ii . Amend subsection "E." (Permit and Appeal) to become subsection "F."; 7) Amend subsection "0" (Sign Requirements per Zoning District) by: 1. Adding to #1 the words "except street numbers and names of occupants" after the word "uses"; 2. Adding to #2 the letter "d" which reads: "d. one temporary sandwich board sign by special permit of the Zoning Board of Appeals"; 3. Changing #3, the letter "d" to read: "One directory sign for lots with two (2) or more businesses and for all uses in common ownership. Said sign shall be not greater than fifty (50) square feet in total area, with each business having a maximum of eight (8) square feet in area. For lots containing a single business use, a sign of twenty (20) square feet in total area shall be allowed. Signs for either a single business use or multiple business use may be either free-standing signs or wall signs. If a free standing sign is used, said sign shall be ten (10) feet from the property line and four (4) feet above grade: and/or" 4. Adding to #3 the letters "f" and "g" which read: "f. one temporary sandwich board sign by special permit of the Zoning Board of Appeals; g. temporary window signs;" -68- Seconded. Board of Selectmen unanimously supports, Finance Committee sup- ports 4-2, Planning Board supports the article. Nancy Carter Harrington said we needed to pass this article in support of local businesses. Ursula Clements, President of the newly formed Ipswich Merchant's Association said it was a compromise agreement that would help local businesses and urged voters to support the amended article. Dan Doucette, whose wife operates a print shop on Central Street, presented an amendment to increase the size of window signs from 10% to 50% of the window area. He argued a limit on window signs to 10% of the window area was too strict. Planning Board opposed to the change in the amendment, Finance Committee 4-2 in favor, Board of Selectmen unanimously against amendment. James Engel said the new By-Law was not perfect but a lot better than the existing one. Stanley Bornstein said there were numerous meetings with the merchants to work out an amiable compromise. The amendment failed on a majority voice vote. The motion passed on a unanimous voice vote. ARTICLE 7 To see if the Town will vote to amend the "Protective Zoning By-Law of the Town of Ipswich" by (la.) deleting "SECTION VI. E. Screening Requirements " in its entirety; and (lb.) replacing said section with the following new section VI. E.: E. Screening Requirements . Screening shall be required in the mini- mum side and rear yards of any new wholesale, transportation, industrial, commercial or multi-family use in all districts. Screening shall consist of a strip of plantings and/or fencing six (6) feet in height, and shall be at least ten (10) feet in width, except where a use abuts a Rural or Intown Residence district boundary in which case it shall be fifty (50) feet in width for the rural district and twenty (20) feet in width for the Intown Residence district boun- dary. Where a lot is divided by a district boundary, use of the lot within another district may be used to comply with the rear and side screening requirements as set forth in this by-law. Screening shall provide a year-round buffer between properties and, where plant materials are utilized, shall be species appropriate to the climate and terrain of the property. In the event Article 4 (Route One Zoning) is approved, the motion incor- porating Subsection E. second paragraph, shall be changed to include the following nine words at the beginning of the second paragraph: "Except in the Planned Commercial and Limited Industrial Districts " By Special Permit, the Zoning Board of Appeals may approve an alternative screening including alternative height, setback and/or location thereof, unless the principal use is subject to a Special Permit issued by the Planning Board or is subject to site plan review, in which case the Planning Board may approve by Special Permit any alternative screening. In considering an alternative screening the Zoning Board of Appeals or the Planning Board, as applicable, may con- sider approval of such alternative screening or approval of an alter- native height, setback or location thereof only if the applicant submits to the Board a landscape plan, prepared and stamped by a registered professional landscape architect, for the entire lot. -69- ***************************************************************************** In the event Article 4 (Route One Corridor Zoning) is approved, the motion incorporating Subsection E. shall include a new third paragraph as follows: "In the Planned Commercial and Limited Industrial Districts, a landscape and screening plan shall be provided for the entire site. The landscape plan shall be provided for the entire site. The landscape plan shall provide for adequate screening as necessary for the street and abutting lots. Such screening shall consist of densely planted evergreen shrubs, trees, and/or berms which form an opaque barrier. " **************************************************************************** An existing natural screening on a lot having a non-conforming use (either principal or accessory), shdll not be removed without a variance from the Board of Appeals." ; or take any other action relative thereto. Stanley Bornstein moved that the Protective Zoning By-Law of the Town of Ipswich be amended as presented in Article 7 of the Warrant for the October 22, 1990 Special Town Meeting, a copy of which is on file with the Town Clerk and the Town Moderator, and is incorporated herein by reference, with the following changes: In all Alternative sections, which reference the Route One Corridor Zoning and are designated by starred areas, "Article 4" is enu- merated as "Article 2". Seconded. Planning Board, Finance Committee and Board of Selectmen unani- mously recommended. Motion passed on a unanimous voice vote. ARTICLE 8 To see if the Town will vote to amend the "Protective Zoning By-Law of the Town of Ipswich" to allow for conversion of existing dwellings into shared elderly/congregate homes, containing up to five living quarters in addition to a caretaker's living quarters. The following actions are required: (1) Amending " SECTION III. DEFINITIONS " by adding the following defini- tion: "SHARED ELDERLY HOUSING: A building designed or occupied as a resi- dence containing up to five (5) living quarters for residents, at least one per living quarters must be sixty (60) years in age or older. In addition, up to one (1) living quarters for caretaker or household support services may be provided. Within this type of housing, a maximum of two kitchens shall be allowed." ; (2) Amending " SECTION V. USE REGULATIONS D. Table of Use Regulation s," by inserting the following category after "Multi -family dwelling" and before "Tourist Home": PRINCIPAL USE DISTRICT RRA RRB IR "Shared Elderly Housing SPB - SPB -70- Planning Board and Board of Selectmen unanimously support, Finance Committee unanimously against. Ken Savoie said the board felt it was a necessary step in promoting affordable housing. Nancy Carter Harrington, Director of the Hamilton Housing Authority, said it doesn't address aff ordabi 1 ity. Mr. Savoie said the Planning Board did not set rents for intown residents and this was one way to share the rent in larger homes. Stanley Bornstein said this had nothing to do with low income housing. Carl Gardner asked why the Finance Committee was against the article, and Bill Craft stated that the Committee had not heard from the social agencies. Moderator James Grimes ruled "out of order" the definition of "living quar- ters" in the motion. Pat McNally urged the Town to vote in favor. Bette Siegel moved for indefi- nite postponement. The motion carried by unanimous voice vote for indefinite postponement . ARTICLE 9 To see if the Town will vote to amend the "Protective Zoning By-Law of the Town of Ipswich" t>y 1) inserting in SECTION V. D. TABLE OF USE REGULATIONS, WITHIN THE TABLE itself under the category "Accessory Use" the following line: RRA RRB IR B I "ACCESSORY USE Accessory Dwelling Unit - - SBA-^ - " ; ********************** **********************^ In the event Article 4 (Route One Corridor Zoning) is approved, the motion shall incorporate the following additions to SECTION V.D.: RRC PC LI "ACCESSORY USE Accessory Dwelling Unit - - " **************************** *************^ and by inserting Footnote 17 into the TABLE: 17. For the purposes of providing small additional dwelling units to rent without adding to the number of buildings in the Town or substantially altering the appearance of the Town, of enabling owners of single family dwellings larger than required for their present needs to share space and the burdens of homeownership, the Board may grant a special permit for one additional dwelling unit in a single family dwelling for which an occupancy permit was issued prior to January 1, 1990, or, if no such permit was issued, which was legally occupied as a single family dwelling prior to such date, provided that all of the following conditions are met: a. The area of the lot on which the single family dwelling is located shall not be less than 10,000 square feet in an IR zone. b. The dwelling unit shall be located within the single family dwelling as it existed on January 1, 1990; -71- ***************************************************************************** In the event Article 4 (Route One Corridor Zoning) is approved, the motion incorporating amendments to SECTION V.D. shall be changed to include the following additions: RRC PC LI "Shared Elderly Housing SPB **************************************************************************** (3) Amending "SECTION VI. DIMENSIONAL AND DENSITY REGULATIONS" by adding the following items: "DISTRICT USE MIN.LOT MIN.LOT MIN.LOT MINIMUM YARDS MAX BLDG. MAX OPEN AREA WIDTH FRONT FR . SIDE RR . AREA SPACE RRA & SHARED 43,560 190 50 50 40 30 20 50 RRB ELDERLY HOUSING **************************************************************************** In the event Article 4 (Route One Corridor Zoning) is approved, the motion shall incorporate "RRC" within the subsection. ••••••••A******************************************************************* IR SHARED 10,000 90 50 20 10 20 40 30 ELDERLY HOUSING"; (4) Amending "SECTION VII. OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING REGULATIONS, Section A. Parking Requirements , #3. which presently reads: "3. Hospital, convalescent, nursing home - one (1) space for each two (2) beds" by changing to read as follows: "3. Hospital, convalescent, nursing home and shared elderly housing one (1) space for each two (2) beds" ; or to take any other action relative thereto. Ken Savoie moved that the Protective Zoning By-Law of the Town of Ipswich be amended as presented in Article 8 of the Warrant for the October 22, 1990 Special Town Meeting, a copy of which is on file with the Town Clerk and the Town Moderator and is incorporated herein by reference, with the following changes: 1) In all Alternative sections, which reference the Route One Corridor Zoning and are designated by starred areas, "Article 4" is renumerated as "Article 2"; 2) Amend "Section III. (Definitions) by adding the following definition: "Living Quarters: a portion of a building established for residence of up to two persons. Said areas shall be established within a building, with the intent of said spaces to share common living and kitchen facilities." -72- c. Tne dwelling unit shall be dwelling and shall occupy no mo area (as of January 1, 1990) of of any garage, shed, or similar to the single family dwellings; d. The accessory dwelling unit area of 350 square feet; e. No more than one such dwell single family dwelling; f . No more than minimum exteri single family dwelling; g. Either the dwelling unit or regularly occupied by an owner h. The single family dwelling comply with the parking require i. The single family dwelling comply with any applicable Boar j. Floor plans of the dwelling with a site plan showing the lo on the lot, shall be filed with at the time of application to t k . Application for a building occupancy shall be made to the occupancy shall be allowed prio use and occupancy by the Bui 1 d i a use incidental to the single family re than one-third of the gross floor the single family dwelling exclusive structure of accessory use attached shall have a minimum gross floor ing unit shall exist within the or alterations shall be made to the the sing of the lo and acces ments in and acces d of Heal unit and cation of the Bui 1 he Board; permit or Bui 1 ding r to the ng Inspec le family dwelling shall be t; sory dwelling unit shall the Zoning By-Law; sory dwelling unit shall th requirements; the single family dwelling, the single family dwelling ding Inspector prior to or and certificate of use and Inspector, and no use or issuance of a certificate of tor; or to take any other action relative thereto. Stanley Bornstein moved that action under Article 9 of the October 22, 1990 Special Town Meeting be postponed indefinitely. Motion carried on a voice vote . ARTICLE 10 To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 90, Section 22B(b)-(k) inclusive, relative to the disposal of abandoned motor vehicles; or to take any other action relative thereto . Police Chief Charles Surpitski moved that the Town vote to accept the provi- sions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 90, Section 22B(b)-(k) inclu- sive, relative to the disposal of abandoned motor vehicles. Chief Surpitski spoke in favor of Article 10 to aid the Police Department in dealing with abandoned motor vehicles. Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee unanimously recommend. The motion passed on a simple majority voice vote. ARTICLE 11 To see if the Town will vote to amend the "General By-Laws of the Town of Ipswich", CHAPTER IV. GENERAL PROVISIONS ON BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND OFFICERS, Section 7. Establishment of Fees , by adding to the end thereof the following sentence. -73- "This by-law shall not be applicable to any sums, charges, and/or fees authorized by the General Laws to be set and/or collected by any other Town board or official, including, but not limited to, the Building Inspector, Board of Health, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Town Clerk, Treasurer/Collector, Conservation Commission, Historical Commission, Harbormaster, Fire Chief, Police Chief, Town Manager, and/or Library Trustees." ; or to take any other action relative thereto. Mr. Engel moved that the Town vote to amend the General By-Laws of the Town of Ipswich, CHAPTER IV. "Section 7. Establishment of Fees " as presented in Article 11 of the warrant for the October 22, 1990 Special Town Meeting, a copy of which is on file with the Town Clerk and the Town Moderator and is incorporated herein by reference. Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee unanimously recommended. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote. ARTICLE 12 To see if the town will vote to amend the General By-Laws of the Town of Ipswich, "CHAPTER XVIII, Section 4: Filing Procedure ", by adding the following three paragraphs to the end thereof: "The Commission is authorized to require the applicant to pay the reason able costs and expenses borne by the Commission for reasonable expert engineering and consultant services deemed desirable by the Commission to review the Notice of Intent and/or the Request for Determination of Applicability, up to a maximum of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00). Said payment can be required at any time in the deliberations prior to a final decision being rendered. Said services may include, but are not limited to wetland resource area surveys and delineations, wetland resource area reports, hydrogeological and drainage analysis, wildlife evaluations, shellfish surveys, and environmental/land use law. The Commission is authorized to require said fee when the Notice of Intent and/or the Request for Determination of Applicability proposes any of the following: alteration of 500 square feet or more of a coastal or inland wetland resource area: 50 linear feet or greater of bank altera- tion to an inland or coastal waterway: 500 square feet or greater altera- tion to the buffer zone: alteration of greater than 500 square feet of land under a water body or the ocean discharge of any pollutants into or contributing to surface or groundwater or the wetland resource area or buffer zone: and/or the construction of any detention or retention basin or water control structure. Said fee shall be paid by the applicant to the Town of Ipswich into a professional service appropriation account of the Ipswich Conservation Commission set up for this purpose which may be drawn upon by the Commission for services approved by the Commission at a public hearing. Any unused portion of said fee shall be returned by the Commission to the applicant within forty-five (45) calendar days of written request by the applicant, unless the Commission decides in a public meeting -74- that other action is not necessary. Any applicant aggrieved by the imposition of, or the size of, the fee, or any act related thereto, may appeal according to the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws." ; or to take any other action relative thereto. Richard Nylen, Jr., moved that the Town vote to amend the General By-Laws of the Town of Ipswich, CHAPTER XVIII, " Section 4: Filing Procedures " as pre- sented in Article 12 of the Warrant for the October 22, 1990 Special Town Meeting, a copy of which is on file with the Town Clerk and the Town Moderator and is incorporated herein by reference. Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee unanimously recommended. Motion carried by unanimous voice vote. ARTICLE 13 To see if the Town will vote to amend the "General By-Laws of the Town of Ipswich," "CHAPTER II. ORGANIZATION AND POWERS OF THE TOWN MEETINGS, (1) in Section 1. Annual Town Meeting " by deleting from the first sentence of subsection (a) thereof the following: "The Annual Town Meeting of the Town shall be held at 7:30 p.m. on the first Monday in April." ; and by substituting in lieu thereof the following: "The Annual Town Meeting of the Town shall be held on a date and at a time as specified by the Board of Selectmen in the Warrant, within the first seven calendar days of the month of April." ; and (2) in " Section 2. Special Town Meetings ", subsection (a), by deleting the first sentence thereof in its entirety; or to take any other action relative thereto. Mr. Engel moved that action on Article 13 be postponed indefinitely. Motion carried unanimously on a voice vote. ARTICLE 14 To see if the Town will vote to accept certain easement interests in certain parcels of real estate shown as "Proposed 50' Access and Utility Easement" on the plan recorded at Essex South District Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 204, Plan 58; and "Access and Utility Easement" on the plan recorded at said Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 212, Plan 79; said parcels of real estate run from Intervale Way to Fox Run Road in the neighborhood known as "Appleton Estates" in the Town; the nature and extent of said easement interests are to be determined by the Board of Selectmen at their discretion; or to take any other action relative thereto. Mr. Engel moved that the Town vote to accept certain easement interests in certain parcels of real estate shown as "Proposed 50' Access and Utility Easement" on the plan recorded as Essex South District Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 204, Plan 58; and "Access and Utility Easement" on the plan recorded at said registry of deeds, Plan Book 212, Plan 79; said parcels of real estate run from Intervale Way to Fox Run Road in the neighborhood known as "Appleton Estates" in the Town; the nature and extent of said easement interests are to be determined by the Board of Selectmen at their discretion. -75- Mr. Engel explained the "Cart Path" which connects from Intervale Way to Fox Run Road in the Appleton Estates Development. Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee, Planning Board unanimously recommended. Motion carried unanimously on a voice vote. ARTICLE 15 To see if the Town will vote to accept the real estate (commonly known as the Town Wharf area) conveyed to the Town by deed of the Notre Dame Training School, Inc., dated September 6, 1961, and recorded at Essex South District Registry of Deeds, Book 4796, Page 297, in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 40, #3 and/or Chapter 40, #14; or to take any other action relative thereto. Bill George moved that the Town vote to accept the real estate (commonly known as the town wharf area) conveyed to the Town by deed of the Notre Dame Training School, Inc., dated September 6, 1961, and recorded at Essex South District Registry of Deeds, Book 4796, Page 297, in accordance with the pro- visions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40, Section 33 and/or Chapter 40, Section #14. Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee unanimously recommended. Motion carried unanimously on a voice vote. ARTICLE 16 To see if the Town will vote to accept the layout, alteration or relocation of portions of Avery Street and Mitchell Road, as voted by the Board of Selectmen on July 30, 1990, as recorded at Essex South District Registry of Deeds, Book 10377, Page 534, and as shown on "Layout Plan for a Portion of Avery Street, Ipswich (Essex Co.) Massachusetts, . . . dated March 1989" by James E. Chase, Town Engineer, recorded at said Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 264 Plan 54, a copy having been filed with the Town Clerk, in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 82 #23; or to take any other action relative thereto. Bill Walton moved that the Town vote to accept the layout, alteration or relocation of Avery Street and Mitchell Road, as voted by the Board of Selectmen on July 30, 1990, as recorded at Essex South District Registry of Deeds, Book 10377, Page 534, as shown on "Layout Plan for a Portion of Avery Street, Ipswich (Essex County) Massachusetts dated March 1989" by James E. Chase, Town Engineer, recorded at said Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 264, Plan 54, a copy having been filed with the Town Clerk in accordance with the pro- visions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 82, #23. Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee, Planning Board unanimously recom- mended. Motion carried unanimously on a voice vote. ARTICLE 17 To see if the Town will vote to accept under the provisions of Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 82, the following public ways, all located off Jeffrey's Neck Road .in the area known as Jeffrey's Neck Shores, substantially as shown on Assessors Map 22D: Ocean Drive; Crestwood Road; and Perriwinkle Lane; or to take any other action relative thereto. (By Petition) Bill George moved that action on Article 17 be postponed indefinitely. Motion carried on a unanimous voice vote. -76- ARTICLE 18 To see if the Town will vote to state that the sense of the Town Meeting is to instruct both the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee not to grant any increases in total compensation of more than three percentum to any Town employee without exception, for fiscal year 1992, beginning July 1, 1991; or to take any other action relative thereto. (By Petition) Angelo Perna moved that the Town Meeting vote that it is the sense of the Town Meeting that the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee are hereby instructed not to grant any increase in total compensation of more than three percentum to any Town employee, without exception, for fiscal year 1992, begi nni ng July 1, 1991. Board of Selectmen recommended 3-2, Finance Committee opposed 6-2. Jamie Fay spoke in opposition to a 3% cap. James Engel said we were already under the 21 cap and urged to vote against. School Committee 5-1 in opposition to this article. After some discussion, the question was moved. To move the question was carried on a 2/3 voice vote. The main motion failed by majority voice vote. The meeting was adjourned at 10:15 p.m. And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting up attested copies thereof at the Post Office and at each of the meeting houses in the Town, by publication at least seven days prior to the time for holding said meeting in a newspaper published in, or having a general circulation in, the Town of Ipswich . Given unto our hands this 1st day of October in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Ninety. TOWN OF IPSWICH BOARD OF SELECTMEN James R. Engel Wil 1 iam E. George Charles J. Wayne Patrick J. McNally Wil 1 iam I . Walton -77- ******** BOARD OF SELECTMEN James R. Engel , Chairman Calendar year 1990 saw changes in the makeup of the Board of Selectmen. Following the resignation of Thomas Elliott in late 1989, a special election returned Charles Wayne to the Board. In the annual election in April, James R. Engel was returned to the Board for his second term and Robert Leet lost his seat to newcomer Patrick McNally. Two major issues faced the Board of Selectmen during calendar year 1990: Proposition 2h overrides and a major reorganization of the municipal side of Town government. As the budget process developed in early 1990, the limitations of Proposition 2\ forced the enumeration of a number of cutbacks on the municipal side designed to produce a budget consistent with these limitations. As a result, both the schools and the municipal government presented overrides totalling approximately $1,000,000. Of these overrides, approximately $500,000 were authorized by the voters, the majority of that being for continuation of curbside trash pickup. As promised to the voters at the Annual Town Meeting, a reorganization of the municipal side of Town government was initiated late in the calendar year. The reorganization has as its objectives: 1) an improvement in the delivery of ser- vices to the community; 2) a more streamlined, responsive, and responsible organ- ization; 3) a decrease in the number of direct reports to the Town Manager; and 4) cost savings by elimination of duplication of efforts. This task was ini- tiated in late 1990 and will continue toward completion in mid to late 1991. A major initiative in the area of municipal waste was accomplished by the Solid Waste Committee. A voluntary recycling program was initiated near the end of the year emphasizing drop-off of recyclable goods at a temporary facility located in the Town Hall parking lot and supplemented by a permanent drop-off facility at the transfer station on Town Farm Road. A critical examination of the possibi- lity of town-wide curbside recycling has been initiated. Operation of the Water Department proceeded smoothly through the second anniver- sary of the Water Treatment Plant with no unanticipated technical or financial problems. Again, the department was able to provide this service without the need for rate changes. The pilot water meter replacement program was initiated with the installation of a number of remotely read meters and an evaluation of the telephone dial-up method for meter reading. The results to date have been most encouraging. Replacement of lead pipe in the system has proceeded with vigor including the periodic testing of selected sites in town for levels of lead in the drinking water. This testing assures the department that the treatment processes are achieving the objective of reducing the amount of leaching within the system. Within the Sewer Department the permitting process for the reed system for sludge disposal has proceeded smoothly, although somewhat slowly. The composting facility (a required backup facility to the reed system) was funded at Town Meeting and will be fully permitted and opera- tional in mid-1991. Of major note within the Electric Department was the beginning of the commercial operation of the Seabrook Station nuclear power plant in which Ipswich has an equity position through its participation in certain programs of the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company. While not without contro- versy, the operation of the plant provides Ipswich with generating capacity and -78- power in exchange for its equity commitment. The scheduled addition of generating capacity at the municipally owned plant on High Street has been pur- posely delayed in response to a number of issues including a softening of growth in consumption and issues associated with obtaining sufficient natural gas to operate the generator within cost and ecological limits that the Commissioners have as targets. Through 1990, decreased sales and the loss of Rowley as a wholesale customer have adversely affected the profitability of the department. ******** TOWN MANAGER George E. Howe Nineteen-ni nety was a transitional year for the Town of Ipswich in terms of its finances, its use of technology, and its structure of municipal government. After nine years of having successfully avoided the need for overrides to cover operating expenses, Town Meeting was asked and approved referenda questions to fund schools, public safety, and refuse collection services through taxes in excess of the levy limit. Compounding the fiscal uncertainties facing and com- munity as the economy continued in decline, tax collections and user fee collec- tions fell. As in 1989, again in this past year the legislature cut our local aid during the summer months, after our budget process was long completed. This fiscal adversity provided impetus to complete a long-sought management tool: a detailed projection of cash flow of the Town's operations for the balance of the calendar year, thence extended to the end of FY 1991 . The use of microcomputers began to blossom in Town Hall operations during this past year. Use of spreadsheet and word processing applications became commonplace. Some financial reports, previously done manually if at all, were produced on PC's. Audits for FY1987 and 1988 were completed and submitted to the Town. Cost con- tainment efforts were undertaken, notably in the accident/casualty and health insurance 1 i nes . Town staff have worked hard to help define how our local government should be reorganized, to identify which services and procedures need either to be improved or dropped. For example, a short-term contract was approved for refuse disposal services, wherein the Town now pays a per-ton charge for tonnage actually tipped, rather than a lump sum price per year. The feasibility of starting a recycling program was studied, and a pilot program started in the fall, at the transfer station and behind Town Hall. The Forestry Division was closed as of June 30th, and some services contracted on an as-needed basis, others eliminated. Work on reorganization continued through the close of the year, with the intention of its implementation in ensuing months. There were accomplishments of a visible nature or which soon will be apparent. The Library air conditioning project was completed, and it was well under budget. The Great Neck playground received a major upgrade in equipment. A portion of East Street was reconditioned, including the replacement of lead water services. And a drainage problem was corrected in the Argil la/Heartbreak Road area. Design and permitting approvals were completed for the sewage sludge composting project; progress on design of the phragmites reed technology/sewage sludge disposal facility was stalled by delays in reviews by the State D.E.P. Thanks are extended for the help and cooperation of all who have shared in enduring this past year's travails. -79- ******** ANIMAL CONTROL Harry W. Leno, Jr., Animal Control Officer The Animal Control Department continues to receive, investigate, and resolve issues involving the laws regarding dogs. These and other issues involving responsible pet ownership and control continue to occupy a great deal of time. There were several improvements made to the Animal Shelter on Fowler's Lane. New electrical wiring was installed which will allow the use of a dehumidifier This should allow for the greater comfort of all the animals that are housed there. Many of the existing dry wall petitions were found to be rotting and were replaced. A fund raising effort being conducted by the Ipswich Humane Group will eventually be used for the overall expansion of the facility. This is badly needed and once completed will serve the Town well. T^e Department continues to be blessed with an active group of volunteers. Without their support the quality of animal life within the community would be in further jeopardy. The majority of these efforts are without recognition or fanfare. They certainly deserve both. A part time employee to care for the animals housed at the pound was added to the department. This person is responsible for this activity on holidays and the vacation period of the animal control officer. STATISTICS FOR 1990 Complaints received 3409 Complaints investigated 3191 Dog bites 26 Animals killed by cars 286 Animals killed by dogs 4 Dogs picked up 239 Dogs & cats euthanized 2 Dogs returned to owners 186 Fel ine complaints 629 Citations issued 136 Licenses issued 1221 Animals adopted 81 ******** ASSESSOR'S OFFICE Frank J. Ragonese, Chief Assessor The total valuation of Real Estate and Personal Property January 1, 1990, was $1,042,462,993. The valuation of the Town by class is Class I Residential Class II Open Space Class III Commercial Class IV Industrial Personal Property $915,205,300 67,456,867 48,329,600 11,471,226 87.79% 6.47% 4.64% 1.10% The Tax Rate for Fiscal Year 1991 was $10.05/thousand for all property classes -80- ******** BUILDING DEPARTMENT Joseph Ferruzzi , Inspector of Buildings The following report represents the total Building Department permit activity for the calendar year 1990, including plumbing and gas permit inspection acti- vity. Gross Total All Building/Occupancy Permits 689 Total New Buildings 54 Total Miscellaneous Permits 381 Total Alteration/Addition Permits 109 Total Occupancy Permits 116 Total Demolition Permits 29 Total Value of All Construction $10,738,520 Total Fees Collected (689 Building Permits) 64,742 Total Fees Collected (682 Plumbing Permits) 9,692 Total Fees Collected (692 Gas Permits) 6,518 Total Fees Collected (39 Inspection Certificates) 1,731 Grand Total Fees Collected 82,683 ******** CEMETERIES/PARKS DEPARTMENT James E. Graff urn Superintendent General grounds work was performed in all of the Town's nine cemeteries and seven parks. Site preparation for the new playground structure at the Great Neck Playground was accomplished by the Parks Department as well as assisting in the installa- tion of the new equipment. Twenty-eight tons of infield material was spread on the ballfields at Bialek Park. The Parks crew spread fourteen yards of loam and dispensed seed on the diamond area of the baseball field at Bialek Park. Continued clearing of a section of the Highland Cemetery for future use is ongoi ng. There were ninety-two interments in the year of 1990. There were one three-grave lot, four two-grave lots, and two single-grave lots awarded to Veterans. Seven two-grave lots, five four-grave lots, and three one-grave lots were sold, all with perpetual care. There were nine government markers set, fourteen corner posts sets installed, twenty-six monument foundations poured, and thirty-nine markers set. Chapel Tents $1,750.00 Sale of Lots 5,100.00 Perpetual Care 3,900.00 Foundations 6,178.25 Interments 24,508.00 Total $41,508.25 ******** CIVIL DEFENSE David R. Clements, Director John T. Clogston, Assistant Director The year 1990 was an uneventful year for Ipswich Civil Defense. There were no incidents of a major concern involving this department such as natural disasters or incidents created by man. However, the department has continued to train and prepare for such incidents. Auxiliary police, under the direction of Capt. George Desrocher and Police Chief Charles Surpitski, continue to meet monthly and train for the unexpected. The Emergency Operating Center (E.O.C.) staff and its director continue to meet every Monday night at its office located in the Middle School. This department is still active in the North Shore Civil Defense Council which meets once a month in different communities. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the departments for their help and cooperation during this past year. Again, I make an appeal to the citizens of Ipswich - Unite, get involved in your Civil Defense Department. It's people helping people, and that's what keeps our country strong! ••*•**** COMMUTER RAIL COMMITTEE William M. Varrell, Chairman For the first nine months of 1990, it appeared that it would be an uneventful year for the rail committee. However, inspite of our efforts, for the first time in many years we lost a small part of our railroad service. As of the end of October, the first Saturday train to Boston and the last Saturday evening shuttle from Beverly were discontinued. The Rail Committee, assisted by several other local commuters, very actively participated in the hearing process at the time the railroad first announced proposed cuts and consolidations throughout the system. As a result of our activities, Ipswich had the only train cut that were replaced by alternate public transportation. However, this experimental bus furnished by the Cape Ann Transit Authority never attracted enough riders to justify continuation, and after two months was also cancelled. At the time the morning train was can- celled, more than a dozen Ipswich riders were using it each trip; but the deteriorating State economy with its slow down in business activity and the historical fact that local commuters have generally rejected substitute busses could not be overcome. -82- On the brighter side of the past year's railroad activities, once again the Rail Committee maintained and expanded the flowers at the station. They required almost nightly watering during the July dry spell, and the bush purchased with profits from last year's railroad celebration was run over at least twice by the eight-wheel truck that also knocked down the Topsfield Road signals and the parking lot sign. However, the petunias thrived in the rock hard soil and brightened what could otherwise have become a shabby downtown corner. The Monday through Friday volume of Ipswich rail commuters remains strong, but we have been advised by T management to expect further cuts in weekend service. We should be able to maintain our strong core service, but local residents must not take rail service for granted. If they want to maintain what we have, they must participate at hearings when further cuts are proposed and continue to use the service whenever possible. ******** CONSERVATION COMMISSION Lillian V. North, Chairman Even with the financial problems of 1990, the Conservation Commission's caseload turned out to be busier than the last two years, with the anticipated lull not occurring until November. The following is a list of the 1990 activity compared with 1988 and 1989. 1988 1989 1990 Notices of Intent: Orders of Conditions: Enforcement Orders: Determinations of Applicability: Certificates of Compliance: The new Ipswich Wetlands Protection By-Law was passed at the April 1990 Town Meeting and went into effect on September 1, 1990. One significant section of the By-Law gives the Conservation Commission jurisdiction within the 150-foot ACEC area (Area of Critical Environmental Concern). Another section enables the Commission to levy fines for violations. A final section of the By-Law was clarified and amended which passed at the October 1990 Special Town Meeting. Governor Dukakis signed three significant environmental bills at the end of the year, two of them being of great benefit to conservation commissions: The Endangered Species Act, which provides protection for over 400 species of plants and animals not protected under federal statutes; and a bill that gives local conservation commissions the right to enter private property to investigate violations of the State's Wetlands Protection Act which reinstates authority stripped by a ruling of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in 1988. Records were broken in 1990 when the Commission held site inspections for six Saturdays in a row, one lasting a total of seven hours. It was an indication that more and more people are becoming aware of the importance of wetlands and the environment in general. The Commission said good-bye, with many thanks, to Bob Porter and Arthur Knight, Jr in 1990. Taking their places were Wayne Castonguay and Joseph Pecoraro, two more hard-working and dedicated members. -83- 30 24 37 29 20 33 6 28 26 7 7 17 6 16 10 ******** COUNCIL ON AGING Winfred Hardy, Chairman This year has been a yery fine year for our Council. We have maintained our Blood Pressure Program each and e^ery Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. This has continued for the last ten years due to the benevolence of the trained nurse who conducts it. A reception was held in December for Hazel Hull to wish her well in her retire- ment and to express appreciation for her years of service as hostess at the Drop-In Center. Mary Ruest, our morning hostess, started a choral group which visits the various Rest Homes and Day Care Centers and entertains them with their music. It evi- dently is quite a hit for we get numerous letters and calls from the people who enjoyed them. Mrs. Ruest has many other programs that are enjoyed by the elderly that participate in the activities at the Drop-In-Center. Within the last two years, we have developed an Outreach Service developed by Diane Mitchell which we have lacked previously. This service is conducted through telephone and personal contact and has been quite helpful for the elderly who are housebound. Mrs. Mitchell has also organized a Friend of the Elderly Auxilary which should be completely organized early this spring. ******** ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT Donald R. Stone, Sr., Manager In 1990, we saw an increase in the number of electrical services of 89, bringing the total number of residential, municipal, commercial and industrial customers to 5,895. Generation at the Power Plant was 5,076,650 KWH, a decrease of 33% from the all-time high set in 1989 of 7,573,060. The 1990 peak was also lower than the previous year (19,775 in 1990 vs. 22,060 in 1989). The 1990 peak was reached on January 22, 1990. Distribution continued a maintenance and upgrade program that has been established over the last seven years. In 1990, Ipswich sold 75,634,297 KWH, a decrease of 20,749,191 KWH from 1989 sales. Allowing for the loss of Rowley, sales still showed a decrease of 675,171 KWH in the residen- tial, municipal, commercial and industrial classes (approximately 1%). The annual study of municipal electric departments in Massachusetts showed that our residential rates still remain among the lowest in the state. ******** FIRE DEPARTMENT Willard Maker, Jr., Acting Chief The Department retired two employees and had one firefighter resign, in addition to having the Chief and one Lieutenant on long-term disability leave. The current staff consists of twelve full-time and twenty-nine call personnel. Shifts are down from four to three persons, creating a strain on our ability to -84- complete work tasks and respond to incidents. Our new pumper was placed in ser- vice in August. It carries six persons, 1000 gallons of water, 2000 feet of water supply hose, four attack lines, and lighting. Department personnel attended 435 hours of Fire Academy training in addition to training conducted by the Department. The Department is continuing the task of enforcing the Town's street number by- law, seeing that every building displays a proper number. We are establishing a completed list of fire hydrant locations to assist firefighters in locating a hydrant when responding to fires. A program of testing fire hose as recommended by the NFPA was begun. Lieutenant Dennis Durrell is continuing an aggressive fire safety education and prevention program. This includes the annual open house attended by hundreds of residents, education programs for elementary and preschool children, and inspections . The Department inspected 142 oil burner installations, 188 buildings, 196 smoke detector installations, 10 L.P. gas installations, and 57 new occupancies. The Department responded to 672 incidents, 43 structure fires, 78 outside fires, 19 motor vehicle fires, 79 motor vehicle accidents, 124 medical calls, 80 investi- gations, 25 hazardous materials spills, 118 false or accidental alarms, and 100 service calls. The Department's firefighters did an admirable job controlling fires which is demonstrated by the fact that all fires were controlled quickly and no major fires resulted. The Fire Department received $5993 in revenue. ******** HALL-HASKELL HOUSE STANDING COMMITTEE Vivian Endicott, Chairman The year 1990 was a year of great introspection. Given that it was a year in which money seemed to be in short supply, a great deal of thought was given regarding creative ways for it to be used in order to get the building restored Actually, it reminded me of the 1800's when Mary Hall lived in this house and ran a small shop downstairs with living quarters upstairs. Like all the other shopkeepers along that street, she was struggling for her livelihood. At that time, Ipswich was feeling the repercussions of the War of 1818. It's as though today we are experiencing a similar situation. A fair amount of money is still needed to finish the interior of the house. In the fall of this year, we did launch a fund-raising campaign and were able to raise $2,000.00 which will go towards the first phase of interior restoration. We thank all of you who contributed to this event. Thanks for all your support. -85- ******** HARBORS Charles D. Surpitski, Harbormaster David R. Brouil lette, Assistant Harbormaster The Harbor Department addressed a number of perplexing problems over the past year. Mooring fees were increased to $2 per foot and remain competitive with surrounding areas. A comprehensive parking and traffic flow plan for the wharf and the neighborhood was formulated and approved by the Board of Selectmen. After recommendation by the Harbormaster, the Board also approved the charging of launching fees at the Town owned wharf. These were instituted during the past boating season and were tremendously successful. A Dockmaster was hired to monitor the traffic at the wharf and collect the fees. By the institution of these fees, the burden of running the Harbor Department's services were more evenly shifted to all boaters. The safety of the various users of the waterways continues to be the primary focus of the Department. We provide a visible law enforcement presence on the water. Additionally, we were fortunate to be awarded a Department of the Environment Division of Law Enforcement grant to promote boater safety. This allowed the department to increase the hours of patrol as well as the number of officers assigned. As the harbor becomes more crowded, the proper management and location assign- ment of moorings takes on greater significance. We continue to serve the public in this regard and as much as possible grant reasonable requests of placement. The Department and its resources assist and is assisted by other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. This is also true of boater organiza- tions, groups, individuals, and the managers of Crane Beach. We attempt to identify problems, educate individuals in proper waterway uses, and allow for use while minimizing adverse environmental impacts. Such efforts and coordination must continue. The Department responded to many persons in distress on the water. Oftentimes, we were assisted or assisted other emergency organizations such as the United States Coast Guard or the Environmental Police of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In all such situations, it is our boat and personnel which is most readily available and generally reaches the area prior to other responding units. Members of the boating community assist one another as well, but many of these calls are received in inclement weather when there is not a great deal of other boater traffic. ******** HEALTH DEPARTMENT Domenic A. Badolato, Jr., Health Agent The following is the yearly report of the activities of the Health Department under Domen-ic A. Badolato, Jr., for the year 1990. LICENSES AND PERMITS ISSUED Food Service 72 Retail Food 10 Disposal Works Construction Permits 66 -86- Septic Haulers 13 Septic Installers 37 Swimmi ng Pool s 2 Recreational Camps 2 HEALTH INSPECTIONS AND INVESTIGATIONS Food Service Inspections 206 Full Housing Inspections 33 No Heat Complaints 2 Trash & Debris Complaints 19 Insect & Rodent Complaints 16 Perc Tests 75 Septic Plans Reviewed 97 Septic System Inspections 223 Referrals from Building Inspector 18 Referrals from Fire Department 6 Referrals from Police Department 13 Swimming Pool Inspections 4 Water Testing 36 Dye Testing 96 Conferences Attended 15 Health Complaints (Misc.) Investigated 73 Recycling Meetings 42 FEES COLLECTED FOR VARIOUS SERVICES Food Permits (Retail Food, Catering, Ice Cream, Bakeries, Mobile Food Service) $3,955 Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems (Perc Tests, Plan Approval, Septic Installers, Septic Haulers) 9,140 Miscellaneous (Keeping Pigs, Ice Machines, Temporary Catering, Recreational Camps) 977 Swimming Pools 20 Total $14,112 •••***** HISTORICAL COMMISSION Donald Curiale, Chairman The year 1990 brought many changes to the Ipswfch Historical Commission. The Commission members became more acquainted and familiar with the 1987 Demolition By-Law. Both the public of Ipswich and the Commission learned that new laws bring new changes. Cooperation, dedication, and hard work was the order of the year for Commission members. The Commission concluded its "Comprehensive Nineteenth Century Industrial and Ethnic Survey" with Christine Beard as historical consultant. The survey focu- ses on the history of the early mills, their locations, products, workers, and housing. As a result, parts of the industrial area have been recommended for the National Register of Historic Places. The Commission will be releasing information from the survey including bi-weekly newspaper articles in the Ipswich Chronicle. -87- In the spring of 1990, Mary Conley resigned as chairperson of the Commission. The members would like to publicly express their deep gratitude to Mary for all her fine work. In this light, the Historical Commission created a new preservation award - The Mary Conley Preservation Award - to be given once a year to that individual and/or property owner who has voluntarily achieved an outstanding preservation act or acts. In addition, a fund was established to design and to install a Choate Bridge sign in the spring of 1991. The Commission thanks all those who created, established, and donated to the funds. In keeping one of its goals of preserving the architectural and structural integrity of Ipswich, the Commission created the Historic District Study Committee. Chaired by Mr. Paul McGinley, the Committee is studying various public preservation methods. The Historical Commission expresses its appreciation to the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, Town Planner, Building Inspector, and especially the townspeople for their moral and financial support in the past year. •****•** THE IPSWICH ARTS COUNCIL Georgina Jill Traverso, Chairman Jon Aaron, Co-Chairman The Ipswich Arts Council held a hearing on April 4, 1990, to vote on Massachusetts Arts Lottery Council spring grants to artists who had applied. Grants were awarded to the following applicants: The Gloucester Stage Conservatory for an original -adaption production of "Cinderella"; Cheryl Bonarrigo for a project in macro-photography involving students at the Winthrop School; Rebecca Laughlin for paintings; Mary Caldwell for photography; The Ipswich Theatre Ensemble for its summer theatre program at the high school; Rev. Bruce Arbour for a summer workshop in pup- petry; The United Methodist Church for a summer concert series; Claire Perrault for weaving; Music at Eden's Edge for a music series to which a number of free tickets were made available to Ipswich Senior Citizens; The Tri -Town Symphony Orchestra for a spring concert at LaSalette; M. Lynne Clarkin for an art exhibit and workshop held at the Winthrop School The Ipswich School Department grant proposal, submitted by Fine Arts Coordinator Monica Cirrito-Sheppard, received funding for PASS for students to attend the Boston Symphony Orchestra Youth Concerts and the Spingold Theatre. During Olde Ipswich Days, the Arts Council sponsored the Fourth Annual Art Exhibit to show the work of Ipswich artists. A total of $1,300 in prize money was awarded to Dianne Faissler, Pamela Wooton, Bror Hultgren, Susan Burton, Hideaki Miyamura, and Lesley Parker. A painting of Ipswich by 1988 grant recipient William Landmesser, who donated it to the Town, was officially accepted by the Board of Selectmen and the Trustees of the Ipswich Public Library and now hangs in the Public Library. -88- On October 10, 1990, the fall grants hearing was held. Grants were awarded to the following applicants: Ashley Thompson for sculpture; Lenny Cavallaro for a piano recital to be presented at the high school; Lia F. Gram for writing and reading of her work to students in high school English classes; North Shore Music Theatre for their "Theatreventure" program for young people. The Ipswich Schools were again given a grant for PASS funding for students to attend the Boston Symphony Youth Concerts and the North Shore Music Theatre. ******** IPSWICH HOUSING AUTHORITY Sara S. O'Connor, Chairman The Ipswich Housing Authority has moved into phase II of the Linebrook Road Housing complex. The Zoning Board of Appeals voted to grant the authority a Comprehensive Permit to begin the actual development of the twenty units. This process began in 1990. The twenty units will be duplex, triplex and quadplex. There will be two, three, and four bedroom units. This development will further aid the housing crisis we are now facing. The units will enable our young town families to continue to live in their own town. The Ipswich Housing Authority commissioners have a basic policy that town residents receive priority relative to housing assignments. Governor Michael Dukakis was in Ipswich in 1990 to present to Frederick Woodworth, Jr., a plaque and citation for his generous donation of property on Leslie Road to the Ipswich Housing Authority. The donated land will be used for the development of elderly and handicapped housing for low-income people. Ipswich residents will have priority on the housing waiting list. The former governor also gave the dedication speech at Cable Gardens and commended the Housing Authority for their part in providing a program, with State assistance, to help our elderly citizens with their housing needs. Robert Como was appointed by a joint vote of the Board of Selectmen and the Housing Authority to complete the term vacated by Walter Ziemlak. A public hearing was held at the Ipswich Housing Authority relative to the Linebrook Road development. State Officials listened to the testimony of town residents and abutters. The State ultimately ruled the Ipswich Housing Authority could continue development on Linebrook Road because all criteria had been met. The Ipswich Housing Authority Commissioners will continue to meet the needs of those who seek decent, safe, and sanitary housing as prescribed by Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 12 IB . The Ipswich Housing Authority Board of Commissioners is made up of Sara S. O'Connor Chairman, Loretta Dietch, Vice Chairman, Catherine Cecil, Arthur Weagle, and Robert Como. The Executive Director is Raymond Daniels, Sr. -89- ******** LIBRARY Eleanor M. Gaunt, Head Librarian Library circulation in 1990 increased 9% over the previous twelve months for a high of 97,611 over 1990 ' s 89,401 - an average of 7.63 per capita. Of this total, recreational reading accounted for approximately 50%. Audiovisual cir- culation represented 3,225 items of the total: videos 752, cassettes 1,848, and records 625. New items purchased for the collection: Books - 3,149, videos - 8, cassettes - 16, records - 2. Total collection: Books - 63,162, videos - 97, cassettes - 631, records - 1,545. Subscriptions to magazines and newspapers - 135; there are 306 reels of microfilm. The Library issued 1,598 new library cards, bringing our total number of registered borrowers to 6,989. There were 376 visitors to the Archives Room. We borrowed 622 books from other libraries for Ipswich resi- dents, and loaned out 1,264. The Library's long-awaited central air conditioning became a reality on August 24th when the system was officially turned on. Related fencing and interior renova- tion in the basement level has completed the job. Other physical improvements included renovation of the main circulation desk, and a new shelving installa- tion to house the mystery collection. In April, Ipswich celebrated National Library Week's "Night of a Thousand Stars" with our own Star, Dana Hersey, in an evening of readings aloud. The Friends of the Library co-sponsored with the Historical Society a program titled "Fireside Chats: an Evening of Ipswich History" featuring informal anecdotes by prominent local citizens. The Friends, with a current membership of 250, ran their annual book sale during Old Ipswich Days. This highly successful fund-raiser enables the Friends to provide those "extras" for the library, such as passes to Boston and area museums. During 1990, 675 museum visits were made by Ipswich families. Much of the Library's video and cassette collection has been donated by the Friends. The Library is indeed grateful for their ongoing support. Thoughtful donations of books were made in memory of Hildur Ogren, John Pynchon, Sr . , George Soffron, Craig Wile, and Jack Soroka. The Library continues to benefit greatly from the volunteer efforts of 11 regular volunteers who, together, contribute 28 valuable hours a week toward keeping the book collection moving along and well maintained. Use of the business and law collections is significantly higher, along with demand for books on career changing and resume writing. Many adult students take advantage of the facility and its resources during morning hours. Telephone reference service continues to provide quick answers to requests for statistical information, addresses of our elected representatives, for example. School use of the Library has dramatically increased as emphasis on library research is being stressed more in the Middle School. Our pamphlet and clip- pings file is an invaluable source of help with questions about current social topics and town government, to name a couple. -90- The Children's pre-school story times, in session between October and June, and frequently oversubscribed, were attended by over 100 children, generating high circulation of books. More than 200 "sleuths" participated in the Summer Reading Club, "The Investigators". We hosted regular visits from Nursery Schools, Scout Troops, special classes and the YMCA. Special programs included a visit from the Speech class of the High school and Bruce Arbour's puppets. The ever-popular checker tournament was held during February vacation attracting 20 registrants. There were 12 winners. Rounding out the year for Ipswich children 6 months to 14 years were special holiday parties and film programs. Remember to visit YOUR public library in 1991 - Ipswich's other educational insti tution. ******** PLANNING BOARD Stanley I. Bornstein, Chairman Elizabeth M. Ware, Town Planner The current economic recession has changed the role of the Planning board within this past year. Once reactive in reviewing site plans, subdivisions, and spe- cial permit applications, the Board has shifted direction and has taken a more pro-active role in planning for Ipswich's future. With the recent decision by the Board of Selectmen to have regularly scheduled "special" fall town meetings to address zoning and land use issues, the Board's role has become more diverse and future oriented. In comparison with previous years, the Planning Board reviewed relatively few subdivisions, site plans and special permits. While there were a number of smaller subdivisions (two to five lots), a 30-lot subdivision (Whispering Pines) and two site plan reviews (Safford Street and 4 South Main Street), the focus of the Board's review activity was within the Water Supply B district. Between special permit requests for drinking well installations and the seemingly constant change of businesses in the Mitchell Road industrial area, the Board has been busy in addressing watershed protection. In addition to these respon- sibilities, the Board has reviewed a number of applications under the Scenic Roads Act (M.G.L. Chapter 40, Section 15-C) and has continued to monitor the projects approved in prior years. Working up to the special fall town meeting, the Board prepared a number of zoning articles to address difficulties within the present Protective Zoning By-Law. Parking and loading, signs, site plan review and screening were all revised and adopted with the goal of creating more comprehensive and up-to-date requirements. The major success at the fall town meeting was, however, the re-zoning of the Route One corridor. The Master Plan Commission, working with the Planning Board, was successful in altering the zoning from Industrial to Light Industrial, Planned Commercial and Rural Residence C, new zoning districts established to protect the scenic Route One corridor and to provide for more orderly and reasonable growth in the area. The Planning Board anticipates that with a fall 1991 town meeting a number of other zoning articles will be changed and encourages public participation in the process. In addition to possible re-zoning of several areas in Ipswich, further revisions are likely for the Protective Zoning By-Law. The Board welcomes this period of time to assess the present zoning of the Town and re-evaluate its future direction. -91- **•*•*•* POLICE DEPARTMENT Charles D. Surpitski, Chief The Police Department would first like to thank you for all your support during the past year. As the result of your information and willingness to become "involved" many incidents were successfully brought to a conclusion. Moreover, because of your support on the override issue involving the position of a police officer, the Department remains at full strength. As the result of this sup- port, the Department is prepared to meet the challenges of crime control, traf- fic safety, drug control and the other social ills that fall to the police for solution and input. The past year the Police Department has made significant advances in the area of drug prevention and abuse. Our philosophy has been to address the problem in a three-prong manner. First, prevention of drug use must be undertaken by the police in conjunction with other community groups and individuals, but primarily the schools. Second, we must be supportive of adequate treatment for those individuals that preventative efforts fail to reach. Third, there must be effective enforcement of our laws to take the profit from drugs. After much debate, I am pleased to report that the School Department and the Police Department have signed a memorandum of understanding whereby the police will be involved in a curriculum of teaching our young people prevention. An officer will be assigned to the nationally recognized and remarkably successful drug and alcohol prevention program known as the Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education program or "DARE". In addition, the investigatory arm of the Department has been reorganized to put greater emphasis on drug investigations. Unheralded community groups and other governmental agencies have given the Department financial support in both these areas. Crime prevention and control and traffic education and enforcement remain the prime missions of the department. Unfortunately, as will be seen from the sta- tistics presented below, Ipswich still suffers from the plaque of crime. We continue to welcome and need input and concern from you the residents in reporting incidents of a suspicious nature. To combat persistent problems, complaints, and unacceptable accident frequency, we are directing patrols to troublesome locations. This is also true with regard to areas where there are frequent calls of disturbances or other illegal and suspicious activity. Although much remains to be done, the community remains safe throughout the day and night. The citizens and its police officers must continue to be vigilant and remain as partners in ridding ourselves of crime. Together much has been accomplished and will be in the ensuing year. STATISTICS FOR 1990 Rape 2 Receiving Stolen Prop erty 2 Robbery 1 Mai icious Damage 268 Assaults 72 Weapons 15 Breaking & Entering 106 Sex Offenses 15 Larcenies 253 Narcotics 10 Motor Veh. Theft/Recovery 54 Offenses Against Fami iy 180 Arson 1 Operating Under Infl uence 79 -92- Forgery 9 Fraud 7 Embezzlement 2 Suspicious Incidents 660 Medical Aid 208 Accidents 418 Liquor Law Violations Protective Custody Disorderly Complaints Missi ng & Runaways Deaths & Suicides Parking Complaints 27 113 788 60 14 160 Total Number of Calls 9333 ******** PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT Armand T. Michaud, Director The Public Works Department coordinates the activities of the following divi- sions: Public Works Administration, Highway, Forestry, Equipment Maintenance, Building Maintenance Division, and Snow and Ice Control. Each division is charged with particular responsibilities relating to its duties. When addi- tional manpower is required to perform specific tasks, personnel are interchanged within the divisions. Below is a summary of the work completed by each of the Public Works Divisions: Snow and Ice Control The Public Works Divisions combine their work forces during the winter months. The work consists of plowing roads, hauling snow, sanding, salting roadways, filling sand barrels, cleaning catch basins, clearing snow away from hydrants, and answering miscellaneous complaints. Other personnel assisting the Public Works crews during the height of the snow storms were from the Cemetery, Water, and Sewer Departments. This division responded to twenty-five different types of storms. Equipment Maintenance Division - Robert Hetnar, Diesel Mechanic All Public Works vehicles are serviced and repaired at the Town Garage. At pre sent there are 32 pieces of motorized equipment that must be kept in good operating condition to insure its availability when needed. Operation cost records showing maintenance and gas/oil expenses on each vehicle can be ascer- tained from the Public Works Administration Office in the Town Hall. Building Maintenance Division Routine maintenance and minor repairs were performed at the Town Hall and Municipal Garage throughout the year. There was some repair work done on the roof of the Town Hall and also some repair work done to the furnace. Highway Division - Norman Stone, Foreman The Highway Division, which is the largest in the Public Works Department, is charged with the maintenance and repairing of the Town's streets and drainage systems. The winter schedule consists mainly of Snow and Ice Control and routine maintenance which does not require excavations. During the other three seasons, the men are kept busy with projects varying from road construction to street sweeping. Normal maintenance consists of patching streets, repairing the Town's drains, repairing sidewalks, and maintenance on all signs. -93- All catch basins in Town were cleaned. Several plugged drains were cleared. New storm drains were put in on Argil la Road, Heartbreak Road, North Ridge Road, and Winter Street. The following roads were hot topped: East Street and the sidewalk and Little Neck Road. There was crack sealing done on Little Neck Road, Jeffrey's Neck Road, and Linebrook Road (approximately 6 miles of road). Street sweeping was performed twice a week in the downtown area from April to December. All Town roads and sidewalks were swept in the spring to rid them of winter sand deposits. Crosswalks, parking spaces, and traffic lines were painted in the downtown areas. As in previous years, the crosswalks were painted green. Also, 142,239 lineal feet of center lines and fog lines were painted. All gravel roads were graded twice in 1990. The Highway Division purchased one new pickup truck, a line painting machine, a traffic counter, and an arrowboard. Other projects included setting up voting booths for the election and setting up for the April Annual Town Meeting and the October Special Town Meeting. Forestry Department - Robert Comeau, Foreman Unfortunately, this is the final report of the Forestry Division. At the annual election it was decided to cease this Town function as we had known it. I would like to thank all the citizens for their support over the past years and espe- cially those who supported us this year. The mitigation of the Dutch Elm Disease has again been one of the principal con- cerns of the Forestry Division. Approximately 85 Elm trees with beetle infesta- tion were removed as well as Maples, Oaks, Lindens, and Pines. Each first grade student was given an ash tree to take, plant, and care for in observance of Arbor Day. About 317 trees were donated. The Forestry Division planted approximately 69 various types of trees around Town. Other work performed by the Forestry Division consisted of trimming and pruning trees, removing limbs, and cutting brush. The Forestry Division also set up for the Annual Town Meeting and Annual Election. ******** RECREATION AND YOUTH DEPARTMENT Elizabeth M. Dorman, Director Programs and activities were organized for various age groups. For children there were summer playground and drama programs, swim, tennis, and golf lessons, Halloween Parade & Program, Holiday program, vacation week activities, summer -94- track, sand sculpture, and several trips (roller skating, Canobie Lake, Beverly Luau, Chuck E. Cheese, Cedarland Fun Center, movie theatre, Water Country). The Hershey track competition had 15 local youngsters qualify for a total of 21 events at the State Meet. Activities for teens included skiing, miniature golf, roller skating, Xmas shopping, and trips to movies, Canobie Lake, Water Country and "Haunted" Hammond Castle. Trips and events were also organized twice a month during the school year for special needs youngsters in our local Saturday Recreation Program. Volleyball and basketball programs continued for adults as well as tennis lessons, ballroom dance classes, and Community Band. Family events included holiday carroling and show, the annual Marathon, a block dance, Community Band Concert, and civic events such as the Memorial Day Parade and the July 4th Children's Parade and Field Day. Senior citizen activities included trips to the Flower Show, "Nunsense", Quincy Market, Freeport, Maine, Rockingham Park, Lowell Heritage Park, Science Museum, mall shopping, Giordano's Dinner Theatre, and the Topsfield Fair, as well as a "1920's Day at Crane's Castle" planned by the high school students and staff. A billiards program continued on weekday mornings at the Memorial Building. Office activities included the issuing of over 300 permits for ballfields and tennis courts and scheduling various users of the Memorial Building. Registrations were handled for over 600 swim slots and numerous trips for dif- ferent age groups as well as the Marathon. A Life Skills Class of older teens from the Cape Ann Collaborative again used Memorial Building spaces. Affiliation continued with the National Youth Sports Coaching Association, and training was again provided for local volunteer coaches. Several were certified in baseball, softball, soccer, and basketball after attending sessions taught by the Recreation Director. Cooperation with the School Department allow a sharing of fields and facilities; and alliances were continued with veterans' groups, senior citizens, youth and adults sports leagues, adult education, Scout and Campfire groups, and the YMCA. Many town groups used the Memorial Building for meetings, registration sessions, and classes such as dog obedience and Girl Scout leader training. Coordination with the Great Neck Association resulted in new equipment at Great Neck Park purchased by Town appropriation and installed primarily by a volunteer work crew in September, then finished by Town workers and with donated sand and concrete. Plans for a proposed skateboarding area at Bialek Park were discussed, but numerous legal obstacles impeded any real progress. Lifeguard coverage at Pavilion Beach continued daily through the summer season, and a number of rescues were performed by staff members. Students were bused to Don Bosco for summer swim classes two sessions a day, and a new open swim time there for all ages was ^jery successful . The seven-member Recreation Commission and Recreation Director met regularly throughout the year to discuss programs, plans, facilities, and policies, and to chaperone some events. -95- ******** SHELLFISH DEPARTMENT Philip A. Kent, Shellfish Constable Thomas F. Dorman, Chairman, Shellfish Advisory Board The Shellfish Department was placed under the general supervision of the Police Chief during the past year. In the past, the Constable reported directly to the Town Manager. The organizational change is working quite well. The Constable and the Police can assist each other in law enforcement concerns; the Constable has assistance of staff; the public has access to the Constable through the Police Department's communication system; and general questions regarding shellfishing can be handled when the Constable is off duty. The proper management of the shellfish resource has been the primary focus of the department. Environment management and law enforcement management insure that the resource is properly used and not overly exploited. The Department works closely with the Selectmen's Shellfish Advisory Board and the Commonwealth's Department of Environmental Protection. Daily, the Constable insures that shellfish removed from the area are proper as to size and amount, and those involved in the function are properly licensed. Additionally, the flats are monitored to insure there is no adverse environmental impact such as over digging, and that the resource will remain viable. Pollution and seeking its control remain perplexing problems. Some advancements and general understanding of the sources have been made. Corrective measures with the assistance of other Town departments have been taken. Many issues, however, remain unresolved. ******** SCHOOL DEPARTMENT SCHOOL COMMITTEE Jeffrey A. Simon, Chairman The past year brought the future orientation of the school system into its shar- pest focus. Throughout all levels, educating students for the 21st century became the standard for looking at our existing structure, at new programs, at different educational opportunities, and even at program reductions. I am pleased to note that through all of this, the strong forward movement of the success of our students continues. At the Doyon School, for example, the faculty and Principal Ken Cooper inaugurated several new initiatives, all aimed at keeping the unity of program and progress going. The students of Doyon read "A Million Minutes", and proclaimed their achievement with bright buttons. The school saw the first annual 100' s Days, when all of the different ways that 100 is significant were explored. The students of the school had the opportunity to publish their writing during Young Authors Week. The pride and sense of accomplishment experienced by the students seeing their own works displayed reinforce the importance of writing to so many other pursuits. At the Winthrop School, national recognition was received as the National School Public Relations Association presented awards for two outstanding programs. The "People Encouraging People" program featured the faculty and Principal Rebecca van der Bogart observing a student quietly, or in some instances not so quietly, -96- showing real encouragement to another student. This way of recognizing those many kind acts which usually go unnoticed, has set a dramatic tone for con- sideration and kindness. The second award went to the tremendously successful "Volunteers in School" program which has placed adult volunteers in meaningful roles in almost every classroom. The year also saw the opening of the newly refurbished cafeteria/auditorium. This was an effort undertaken with private funds raised by parent organizations, and now provides a permanent gallery where students, parents, faculty, and professional artists regularly exhibit their work. At the Ipswich Middle School, the path to the next century was marked by the inauguration of a new math program at all grade levels. This program stresses the critical thinking and reasoning skills which national organizations say will be so critical to the success of our students. Test scores showed dramatic improvement, the result of the emphasis that Principal Barry Hopping and the faculty nave put on improving curriculum and teaching. The year has also seen a tremendous increase in parental involvement in all aspects of the school. Strong parental involvement has been held to be one hallmark of great public schools. This was also the first full year for Mr. Hopping. He was able to preside over a smooth transition, adding his own style and standards to the Middle School . The focus on educating students for the 21st century was strongly felt at Ipswich High School as well. A review of the curriculum using this standard produced several changes, including a World Cultures Course and changing Industrial Arts to Technology Education. Test scores showed the fruits of the last several years' labor, as Advanced Placement Scores, SAT's, and perhaps the most important score, the Massachusetts Education Achievement Program, all showed continued and marked improvement. Principal Steve Fortado and the high school faculty should feel deservedly proud of the strong position that the High School enjoys on the North Shore. This year also saw the first need for and the first successful passage of a Proposition 2\ override. The entire school community is grateful for the con- fidence that the voters of Ipswich have shown and continue to show in their schools by passing a $200,000 override for school purposes. Superintendent Richard Thompson and all of us involved in the schools in Ipswich have committed ourselves to a standard which does not look at the world as it is today, or as it was when we went to school, but as it will be when this year's current kindergarten class graduates as the Class of 2003. It is out of this sincere conviction that we are working together to try to insure that the children of Ipswich will be strong, active adult contributors to their town and to their country by being prepared as well as they possibly can be. This is our responsibility to the next generation and its future. We appreciate the con- fidence and support that the people of Ipswich have shown to their schools. ******** SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS Richard F. Thompson Calendar Year 1990 was another year of change for the Ipswich School System. The focus of this change was in our own attitudes and performance. The Ipswich School System believes it has to become the best system it can possibly be. However, we have started to measure the "best" from a different -97- perspective. The children of this school system will be called upon to use all their newly learned skills in the twenty-first century. The twenty-first cen- tury is going to be different economically, socially and academically than the decades of the sixties, seventies and eighties. Our students will be part of a global whole with benefits going to the societies that have the most productive workers, managers and leaders. Therefore, the school system has engaged in the difficult process of trying to develop programs that will maximize our children's chances of success twenty years from now. That future requires a fundamental shift in the goals and out- comes of our school system. Listed below, you will find a series of activities and programmatic changes which we hope are the basis for redirecting the Ipswich School System. * Probably the most fundamental and far reaching change was the start of Phase II Curriculum Development. In order to prepare children for the 21st Century, a group of people must take the responsibility for researching the future skills necessary for our children and then develop a curriculum and instructional plan to teach our children these skills. That plan for dynamically improving our curriculum and schools for the future is now in place and starting to operate. * Increased technology in the schools and technology integration into most sub- ject areas is an ongoing effort. Students from grades 4 to 12 are increasingly involved in the uses and applications of technology. * The "Writing Process," which is a major improvement in the way writing skills are taught to students, has become an ongoing, successful instructional practice. * The opening of a branch office at the High School by the Ipswich Cooperative Bank marks a significant integration of the school system with the business com- munity. This joint venture should enhance our student employment success later in life. It should provide better services for the community and quicker response on the part of the schools to the needs of the business community. It also is one of the hallmarks of the future of education; i.e., the "connectedness of education" with the community, parents, and business to a degree unknown in the past. * 1990 saw the finish of a first year Russian Course by Satellite at Ipswich High School. The last half of 1990 saw the beginning of the second year Satellite Russian Course and planning for a Satellite Course in Japanese. * A policy which allows some parental choice of school and parental choice of teachers has been adopted by the Ipswich School Committee. * We have privatized the Day Care Center at the Ipswich High School and manage- ment of the Food Service Program. The list is much more extensive, but the above provides a variety of examples il 1 ustrati/ig the changes which have taken place in your school system. Lastly, I would like to remind you that these changes took place at a time when budgets were declining and when the community offset part of those declining revenues by granting an override to the school system. All school employees understand that we have to be frugal, but that will not prevent us from being best. -98- SY 89-90 SY 90-91 SY 91-92 27 24 25 130 144 140 26 26 27 129 123 155 124 131 123 127 132 138 125 133 132 121 127 138 121 122 126 121 116 120 99 121 112 81 96 113 96 86 95 107 93 85 95 98 90 Thank you for your support, suggestions, and involvement. We hope our school system will continue to make you proud and pleased with the student achievement that your tax dollars have purchased. ENROLLMENTS AND PROJECTIONS October 1 Count Grade Pre-School K R 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 TOTALS 1529 1572 1619 ******** PAUL F. DOYON MEMORIAL SCHOOL Kenneth B. Cooper, Ph.D., Principal The calendar year 1990, the year of the 25th anniversary of the Doyon School, was one of exciting growth in instructional programs, stability in professional staff, and a slight increase in enrollment. With the addition of a Primary Special Needs program, the arrival of relatively large kindergarten class, Doyon enrollment has increased to 407 pupils. New to the staff this year were: 1) Mrs. Beth Freitas in Primary Special Needs. Mrs. Freitas came to us with many years of experience working with students with a variety of special developmental and learning needs. She holds a degree from Salem State College in Elementary Education and is currently in a Masters Degree program at Lesley College; 2) Mrs. Paula Alexander and Mrs. Sharon Green both of whom will be working with Mrs. Freitas. in the Primary Learning Class as instructional assistants; 3) Mr. Christopher Fitzpatrick in primary music. Mr. Fitzpatrick received a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Clarke College and a Masters of Music from the New England Conservatory; and 4) Mr. Bruce Rose as Part-Time Custodian. We are pleased to have everyone above on board - they are all super-contributors to the total Doyon School effort. In the area of curriculum, we keep moving towards 1) the increased use of mani- pulatives and a focus on problem solving in math; 2) more and more student writing and "publishing" of their own work and a continuation of the hardbound journal program (now K-3); 3) hands-on science; and 4) an increase in the use of "real" literature in the reading program with a list of specific titles of books to be taught or read aloud at each grade level. The past year has seen the -99- incorporation into our instructional program with a list of specific titles of books to be taught or read aloud at each grade level. The past year has seen the incorporation into our instructional program of several noteworthy schoolwide programs. "One-hundred's Day," a math commemoration of the 100th day of school was marked by a wide variety of math activities and numerous collec- tions of 100 objects. "Young Author's Week," during which each student published his/her own book, ended in a day of special activities including cross-grade book-sharing, puppetry, storytelling, and a parade of our favorite storybook characters. We also hosted several special author's visits and book- fairs. In the fall, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of Doyon and buried a time capsule with hundreds of modern-day relics to be unearthed in 2015 at Doyon's 50th anniversary. The family picnic, the reception for staff alumni, and the commissioning of a portrait of former principal William Waitt were all part of the celebration. Standardized test scores continue to be exceptionally strong: 1) the average California Achievement test score for our pupils is at the 89th national percen- tile; 2) 99 percent of our students passed Massachusetts Basic Skills Tests; and 3) our Massachusetts Educational Assessment tests were all at or above our com- parison score band with 19 of 25 scores at an all-time high. The Friends of Doyon has continued to provide the kind of support and assistance that have made them such an integral part of our operations. They have funded the hardbound journal program, sponsored assembly programs, parent and child training programs, assisted with the Doyon 25th, and have given us a helping hand in countless other ways. It just isn't possible to thank them enough for what they have done, and for what I know they will continue to do. It continues to be a pleasure for me to service the Doyon community. On behalf of everyone at Doyon, I would like to thank the citizens of Ipswich for their support. ******** WINTHR0P SCHOOL M. Rebecca van der Bogert, Principal The calendar year 1990 has been one of challenge, recognition, and gratifica- tion. The greatest challenge has been to continue a process of growth in times of diminishing budget. Our student population has increased to 463, and we have been fortunate to add a Special Needs Preschool program through the funding of a Chapter 188 grant from the State Department of Education. Our staff has been engaged in the ongoing growth process of developing teaching strategies that are appropriate for students that will be employed in the 21st century. We have continued to focus on the development of our writing program, the use of math manipulatives, the use of novels in our reading program, and hands-on experiences in science. The school -was recognized nationally with two awards from the National School Public Relations Association. One was for the way in which our parents contri- bute to the school through our VIS (Volunteers in School) program and the other was for our P.E.P. campaign (People Encouraging People). -100- Our parent organization, the Friends of Winthrop, has contributed a tremendous amount to the school this year. They have sponsored an Ice Cream Social for the school community, sponsored a Run for Winthrop, assisted in renovating the playground, and supported our Special Programs and a stranger awareness program entitled Caution Without Fear. The staff at the Winthrop School has made a commitment to provide the highest quality of education possible to the children of Ipswich even in a time of financial crisis. We've been able to do this through the efforts of dedicated staff members, the generous time contributions of parents, and the support of town leaders. We thank everyone!!!! ******** IPSWICH MIDDLE SCHOOL Barry W. Hopping, Principal The 1990 calendar year was one of great change and innovation here at the Ipswich Middle School. First, we said good-bye and good luck to Mr. Ronald Landman, our principal for the past twelve years. Mr. Landman assumed a similar position at Swampscott Junior High School after several years of dedicated ser- vice to the youth of Ipswich. Due in large part to continued community involvement and support, we also bade a final farewell to some of our inadequate, ill -equipped classrooms. Most notably, our renovated media center/computer room has been the source of increased educational opportunities for our students. Under the direction of Media Specialist Mrs. Ethel Rogers, our sixth, seventh, and eighth graders have been trained in the latest computer and research technology. We also welcomed comprehensive renovations to the eighth grade science room. Mrs. Karen Festa, our eighth grade science teacher, is now able to conduct each lesson in a fully equipped lab. Teachers have dedicated themselves to further professional growth and develop- ment by attending numerous conferences and workshops. Staff development remains a high priority among faculty members and everyone has taken full advantage of available opportunities. "Cutting edge" curricula is only as good as the skills of those charged with its implementation. In that regard, we continue to pursue those strategies and methodologies which will best equip us for instruction in the twenty-first century. Our degree of community involvement and support continued to grow throughout the year. The parent organization, Friends of the Ipswich Middle School, sponsored a series of forums dealing with early adolescent issues. We also noted an increase in attendance at our monthly open house sessions as more parents sur- faced to discuss specific academic and social concerns regarding their children. Our academic, cultural, and athletic programs continue to flourish despite dif- ficult fiscal restraints. We've introduced a new mathematics program in all grades and continue to stress the importance of inter-disciplinary instruction. Our integration of special education/regular education students has gained us considerable recognition from around the New England area. Our Marine Studies program has expanded and further allows our students to experience "hands-on" activities in mapping and navigation, literature of the sea, and futuristic -101- planning of our ocean resources. This on-going educational immersion in "real world" issues can never be overlooked. Our cultural and athletic programs were all very successful and continued to garner tremendous participation from within our student population. Whether it was "Fiddler on the Roof", our honors reception, or our highly skilled and competitive sports teams, our students pro- vided us witn numerous highlights during the calendar year. Their genuine pride, spirit, determination, and enthusiasm was an inspiration to us all. We look forward to the coming year with greater hopes and expectations as we forge ahead to the new millennium. ******** IPSWICH HIGH SCHOOL Stephen M. Fortado, Principal I am pleased to submit my sixth annual report to the citizens of Ipswich. The 1989-1990 school year began with 379 students enrolled in grades nine through twelve. Eighty-one freshmen replaced the ninety-one seniors who gra- duated on June 10. One of the highlights of the school year was the visit to Ipswich High School by Alan November, former National Teacher of the Year and an Educational Futurist. His insights and perceptions into future trends and how they will impact on our students' lives caused us to re-examine some of our basic assumptions. He com- pared American education to a driver speeding down a road with his eyes fixed on the rear-view mirror. We do our students a disservice in trying to recreate the schools of yesterday. It is far better to concentrate our efforts, says November, on teaching the skills our students will need to survive and succeed in the next century. Since his visit we have been concentrating our building- level staff development efforts on helping our staff translate future trends into our present-day programs. In April all of our seniors took the Massachusetts Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) Test. This test is given to all Massachusetts twelfth grade stu- dents every other year and tests the areas of reading, mathematics, science and social studies. All of us were very pleased to see Ipswich High School scores go up in every area over the 1988 scores: Reading went from 1390 to 1460, mathematics went from 1320 to 1370, science from 1360 to 1400, and social stu- dies from 1360 to 1430. While we may not be able to sustain an increase in each area every time we test our seniors, we hope the trend will be upward. In May, twenty-eight of our students took Advanced Placement examinations in eight different subjects: Art History, Studio Art, Calculus, English Literature and Composition, French Language, Physics, Spanish Language and U.S. History. Once again our students scored higher than the Massachusetts average in five of the eight subjects. I wish to express my sincere appreciation to the students, faculty, parents, and citizens of Ipswich for their continued support of our efforts on behalf of all of the students of Ipswich High School. -102- ******** DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL SERVICES Elizabeth J. Geanakakis, Director Department of Special Services goals for the 1989-90 school year focused on: 1. Increasing reading and math instructional skills of Special Needs Teachers in quality and delivery methods. 2. To provide time and available resources to aid in the design and completion of Phase II of the Curriculum. 3. To continue to manage issues of outside placements for accountability and cost effectiveness. 4. To address recommendations made by the outside evaluators in the Ipswich Public Schools Special Education Evaluation dated July 1989. 5. Increase opportunity for discussion of students, programming, and mutual issues with Middle and High School Special Services staff. These goals were in addition to ongoing support services and our immersion in all aspects of regular education, health programs, health education, team teaching and planning with regular class teachers, testing, screening, eva- luations for learning styles and needs, consultation and involvement in all the very exciting programs and extra curricular activities that each school has. During the 89-90 school year, the following took place: Number of: New referrals for Team Evaluation 60 Team evaluations that resulted in new or continued placement 42 Team evaluations that resulted in NO placement 18 Team Re-evaluation of Individual Student Programs 82 Annual Review of Individual Student Programs 214 Screening of: 3 year olds 35 4 year ol ds . 16 Kindergarten 146 Total number of Special Needs Students serviced in 1989-90 335 Number of Special Needs Students completing program goals 14 Number of Special Needs Students graduating 12 The Department received the following entitlement grants for which we must apply each year: Title VI B 94-142 $73,884.00 Title I 89-313 7,500.00 Early Childhood 13,730.00 -103- In addition: A Chapter 188 Early Childhood Grant was funded for $53,346.00 The Special Needs Parent Advisory Council was awarded a Commonwealth Inservice Grant for 881.00 One of the most significant developments this year was the expansion and involvement of the Ipswich Special Needs Parent Advisory Council. Memberships consists mostly of parents of special needs children but welcomes staff, admin- istrators and parents of non-special needs students. ******** TOWN CLERK Frances A. Richards Town Clerk Isobel N. Coulombe retired May 31, 1990, and Assistant Town Clerk Frances A. Richards was appointed Interim Town Clerk as of June 1, 1990, for a one-year term. As of July 1st, office staff was cut back to one full-time and one part-time position due to budget cuts. On August 29th, Elise W. Graves was hired as a part-time clerk (17.5 hours/week) in the Town Clerk's office. The new IBM computer purchased in 1989 with the Town Clerk's software from the New England Municipal Resource Center in Vermont has saved a great deal of time and money recording, updating, and printing the Town census, voter list, street list, jury list, dog list, school list, and all other lists requested from the Town Clerk's office. Word processing software (Word Perfect) was installed this year and will be used to prepare the budget, record Town Meeting minutes, and set up reports for licenses and permits. 1990 Population from the Town Census as of June 1, 1990 - 12,791. The Federal Census taken in 1990 reported a population of 11,098. This figure was challenged by the Town on September 18, 1990, and later amended to 11,873. Comparative Vital Statistics recorded in the past three years: 1988 1989 1990 Births Deaths Marriages There were 71 females and 76 males born to Ipswich residents in 1990. Of the total number of deaths recorded (61 females, 40 males), 90 were residents. Of the 108 marriages recorded in Ipswich, 40 took place elsewhere; in 25 marriages, one party was non-resident and in 20 marriages, both parties were non-resident. 135 136 147 117 104 101 91 100 108 Dog Licenses 1988 1989 1990 Males 596 626 570 Females 57 66 67 Spayed Females 498 529 552 Kennel s 22 32 32 -104- The 1990 census found 1410 dogs in Ipswich. 1988 1989 1990 Shel If ish Licenses & Permits 128 137 Resident Yearly 154 Resident Family 84 71 110 Resident Commercial 32 41 93 Non-Resident Yearly 41 36 24 Non-Resident Daily 16 8 23 Of the 93 Commercial Clam Licenses, 41 were issued after the filing deadline with the approval of the Board of Selectmen and were called "Hardship" Commercial Licenses. Twenty-four Lifetime Permits "Over 60 Free Recreational" were also issued to residents. Sporting Licenses 1990 Fishing 234 Hunting 75 Sporting 99 Free Sporting (Over 70) 34 Trapping 2 Archery Stamps 51 Waterfowl Stamps 117 Wildlands Stamps 42 Total 654 Revenue sent in to the Division of Fisheries & Wildlife for Sporting Licenses $6,199.00. Revenue 1990 Marriage Licenses $1,605.00 Certified Copy Fees 6,426.75 Recording Fees 5,073.25 Shellfish Licenses & Permits 25,153.50 Dog Licenses 3,715.10 Sporting Licenses 6,199.00 Antiques & Old Metals Licenses 25.00 Auction Permits 4,200.00 Automatic Amusement Licenses 1,700.00 Bowling Alley License 80.00 Class I Licenses 300.00 Class II Licenses 1,700.00 Class III License 100.00 Common Victualler Licenses 1,225.00 Weekday Entertainment Licenses 1,100.00 Sunday Entertainment Licenses 540.00 Liquor Licenses 41,645.00 Taxi Licenses 80.00 Flammables Licenses 305.00 Sales - By-Laws, Maps and Regulations 806.00 Sales - Misc. Ipswich Booklets 453.00 Fortune Teller License 2.00 Raffle Permits 50.00 Sale of Street Lists 1,177.00 One-Day Beer & Wine Licenses 120.00 One-Day All Alcoholic Licenses 1,720.00 Miscellaneous 55.50 Total $105,610.10 -105- ******** ELECTIONS AND REGISTRATIONS Board of Registrars: Peter M. Ross, Chairman Frances A. Richards, Clerk Mary Maloney Edmund Traverso Town Meeting & Elections for 1990: February 5, 1990 - Special Town Election (Unexpired term - Board of Selectmen) with 1592 votes cast. April 2, 1990 - Annual Town Meeting with 44 articles. April 9, 1990 - Annual Town Election with 3565 votes cast. April 28, 1990 - Recount - Ballot Question 5 (Failed) September 18, 1990 - State Primary Election with 3508 votes cast. October 22, 1990 - Special Town Meeting with 18 articles. November 6, 1990 - State Election with 6124 votes cast. The Board of Registrars held twenty-three meetings to certify petitions and nomination papers, register new voters, check voters at town meetings, check voters and tally results for elections and call NES with results of state pri- mary and election. The first outside voter registration sessions were held in 1990 at the Cape Ann Market, Cable Gardens, and Oak Hill. Two members of the League of Women Voters were deputized to register new voters at the Colonial Drive Complex. Registerd Voters as of October 10, 1990: PRECINCT DEMOCRAT REPUBLICAN INDEPENDENT TOTAL 1 474 522 1015 2011 2 516 420 1117 2053 3 348 348 1039 1735 4 503 354 1072 1929 Total s 1841 1644 4243 7728 Note: An increase of 307 voters from the previous year. ******** TOWN COUNSEL Charles C. Dalton Nineteen-ninety was a year of increased activity for the Town's Legal Department. There was a substantial increase in enforcement activity, fre- quently resulting in litigation, in the Building Inspector's Department. It was necessary -to sue many landowners in Superior Court because of their refusal to comply with Cease and Desist Orders issued by the Building Inspector. With increasingly difficult economic times, the Building Inspector has found it more difficult to compel voluntary compliance with the Town's Zoning By-Law. The Mitchell Road area and Special Permits which the Zoning By-Law requires be obtained from the Planning Board were the source of several law suits, with the Building Inspector as Plaintiff on behalf of the Town. -106- The location, site selection procedure, and Comprehensive Permit procedure ini- tiated by the Ipswich Housing Authority and the Executive Office of Communities and Development pertaining to a Linebrook Road site for twenty units of low income housing generated a great deal of participation by several Town committees, neighbors, and proponents. At the conclusion of the local process, a Comprehensive Permit was issued by the Board of Appeals; an appeal was taken by the Ipswich Housing Authority; this appeal is presently pending. The Board of Selectmen, showing concern for utilizing the Town's licensing and permit granting procedures as mechanisms for enforcing the Zoning By-Law, ini- tiated a policy of requiring that all original applicants and renewal applicants for most, if not all, licenses and permits granted by the Town be in compliance with the Zoning By-Law as an essential condition of receiving a license. It was decided to seek favorable Town Meeting action by means of two by-laws to establish a firm legal footing for this new procedure. In this manner, it is hoped and expected that the enforcement burdens on the Building Inspection Department will be reduced by a new, more thorough licensing procedure. The Town continued to experience a modest and steady volume of claims against it under the Municipal Tort Claims Act, Chapter 258, of the General Laws. The complete financial failure of a major residential and recreational complex in the Town - the Ipswich Country Club - caused considerable legal and financial confusion, involving the rights of the golf course, club house, foreclosing mor- tagee bank, individual lot owners, and the unpaid real estate and other taxes to the Town. It is expected that this project will finally be resolved during 1991 or 1992. Various difficulties and confusion concerning application and interpretation of the Town's Sign Zoning By-Law led the October 1990 Town Meeting to adopt an entirely new, considerably more detailed, Sign Zoning By-Law which was approved by the Attorney General in due course and which is presently in effect. The new Sign Zoning By-Law was aimed at reducing the quantity of difficult, sometimes ambiguous, decisions which the Building Inspector was required to make on a regular basis. The Board of Appeals continued to generate a reasonably constant volume of judi- cial work. Most of these appeals were by disappointed applicants or abutting neighbors to a Board decision arising in the Great Neck area where a Special Permit is necessary to make most physical changes to any of the homes on Great Neck, because of actions taken by the 1977 Town Meeting, rendering all Great Neck lots non-conforming. The continuing application of the constraints of Proposition 2i to the Town's budget and finances, interpreting various hypertechnical limits, and the possi- bility of frequent overrides, continued to generate considerable legal work per- taining to the mechanics of this 1980 statute and its annual application to the Town. -107- ******** TREASURER/COLLECTOR Virginia M. Cleary The year 1990 has brought with it some challenges and growth for the Treasurer/Collector's office. Due to the depressed economy, collections were down, resulting in a number of properties taken into Tax Title. With the installation of a computer terminal at the counter, inquiries by the taxpayer can be promptly handled. The personal computer has greatly increased our ability for more detailed reports and record keeping of receipts. We bid a fond farewell to Gloria Kl imaszewski , who has faithfully served the Town for over 20 years, and wish her a pleasant retirement. I wish to express my appreciation to Joanna Lendh and Susan LeMieux for their effort in keeping the office running smoothly in the face of staff reductions. Recognition should also be given to Deputy Tax Collector William Handren. Interest earned on investments: $199,163.12 Beach Stickers: 16,008.50 Tax Title Redemption: 184,500.72 ******** WATER/SEWER DEPARTMENTS James E. Chase, Engineer The following extensions were added to our distribution system in 1990: Brown's Manor off High Street 600' - 8" CLDLI Bullbrook Lane 555' - 8" CLDI Fille Street Extension 565' - 8" CLDI Pineswamp Road 1565' - 10" PVC Pond's Edge Lane 760' - 8" CLDI Water Division Charles Mantsourani, Filtration Superintendent Gilbert J. Elliott, Water Foreman 1987 1988 1989 1990 New Meters Installed Meters Replaced Services Turned Off Services Turned On New Services Services Discontinued Hydrants Installed Hydrants Replaced New Water Mains Installed Total Length of Mains 114 76 82 70 109 154 181 71 56 98 98 73 154 135 142 152 76 77 58 40 4 3 1 13 29 1 8 1 3 4 1 7,700' 21 ,750' 730' 4 ,045' 441,010' 462 ,760' 563,490' 467 ,535' -108- Water Services Metered Services Unmetered Services Summer Services Water Usage Dow's Reservoir Brown's Well Winthrop Wells Mile Lane Wei 1 Essex Road Well Fellows Road Well Total Water Usage Highest Day: Highest Day: Highest Day: Highest Day: 7/20/87 7/08/88 7/27/89 7/18/90 3,776 3,852 3,932 4,002 109 94 87 57 15 15 1987 1988 1989 252,286,000 1990 25,754,000 124,466,000 257,948 103,760,000 91,946,000 31,072,000 54,887 58,172,000 31,225,000 712,000 7,438 30,781,000 21,617,000 6,557,000 19,273 55,505,000 37,738,000 15,525,000 23,190 45,702,000 40,356,000 19,479,000 36,893 319,674,000 348,351,000 325,631,000 399,629 2,413,000 2,004,000 2,047,000 3,061 Wastewater Division Timothy J. Henry, Superintendent Wastewater Treated Daily (Average Gallons) Total Wastewater Treated (Gallons) Septage (Gallons) Highest Daily Flow: 4/06/87 Highest Daily Flow: 2/20/88 Highest Daily Flow: 4/16/89 Highest Daily Flow: 10/24/90 Total Precipitation (Inches) Highest Daily Prec. 4/04/87 Highest Daily Prec. 3/26/88 Highest Daily Prec. 10/20/89 Highest Daily Prec. 10/23/90 Treatment Average Influent Suspended Sol ids mgl Average Effluent Suspended Sol ids mgl Average Percent Removal, S.S. Average Influent BOD ppm Average Effluent BOD ppm Average Percent Removal BOD Average Effluent pH 1987 70 1988 1989 1990 1,145,000 1,095,000 952,000 1,071,000 417.925 400.880 347.630 390,293 485,500 681,390 1,081,450 782,400 2,568,000 1,983,000 1,959,000 2,063,000 51.35 39.10 46.40 51.85 4.25 2.30 80 1.80 89 3.50 85 3.3 6.7 15 11.4 95 92 84 87 121 135 157 125 7.4 9.3 23 6.1 94 93 85 89 6.9 7.0 7.3 7.2 -109- Sludge Dewatering Digested Sludge to Vacuum Filters (Gallons) 2,122,100 2,056,000 2,374,955 2,085,870 Average Digested Sludge Percent Solids 2.2 1.9 2.4 1.8 Vacuum Filter Sludge Cake to Disposal (Pounds) 375,055 318,551 465,403 317,438 Average Vacuum Filter Sludge Cake % Solids 11.4 11.0 13.7 12.9 1987 1988 1989 1990 Chemical s Disinfection: Total Chlorine (Pounds) 5,475 5,602 6,529 6,933 Sludge Dewatering: Lime (Pounds) 86,958 106,752 124,642 102,888 Ferric Chloride (Pounds) 25,454 37,800 35,866 27,070 Collection System New Sewer Connections 25 22 13 7 Total Sewer Connections 1,489 1,511 1,524 1,531 ******* WITTIER REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL Karen H. Prentice, Superintendent/Director Eugene A. Hailson, Ipswich Representative Alhittier Regional Vocational Technical High school is entering its eighteenth /ear. To date, we have graduated 4653 students from a regular day school urogram and 672 students from our post secondary courses. In accordance with the provisions of the School Improvement Law (Chapter 188), dhittier has accomplished the following: 1. The School Improvement Council The School Improvement Council comprised of administrators, teachers, parents, and students has met and will oe recommending projects using grant monies in the amount of $1,830.00. Recently, Whittier Regional has implemented procedures, installed systems, nodified existing systems and devices, and is proceeding with the remainder of over $540,000 in energy grants. The measures involved are savings of energy through exhaust air heat recovery, room and shop air circulation systems, lighting fixtures and lamp replacement, sawdust recovery filters and heated air recirculation, and conversion to gas energy alternatives. These measures have enabled the school to decrease its energy needs and, therefore, result in savings to the communities. The most significant change in this past school year was the retirement of Richard M. Kay, Superintendent/Director, and the hiring of Karen H. Prentice to replace him. Ms. Prentice comes with a strong background in Vocational Education, having most recently served as the Director of Vocational Education for the City of Cambridge. Before that she had served in Administration at the -110- Boys Girls 2 5 8 1 1 7 2 Minuteman Regional Vocational School. Ms. Prentice is well versed in the proce dures for gaining competitive grants for public schools from both private and public sources. In the few short months she has been at Whittier, there have been some very significant changes brought about. Among these has been the formation of a con sortium with other vocational schools and Northern Essex Community College to seek out alternative sources of funding, and a complete restructuring of the schools administration to make it more effective. I am confident that her leadership will be a positive force on the school and the communities it serves The enrollment for the Evening school from your community: 6 The October 1, 1989 Day School Enrollment: Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 1990 Graduates - 8 The cost to your community for the school year 1989-1990 was $115,012. ******** ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS James Theodosopoulos, Chairman In 1990, 66 petitions were presented to the Zoning Board of Appeals. There were 43 requests for Special Permits, of which 42 were granted. There were 8 requests for variances, all of which were denied. There were 9 appeals, of which 5 were affirmed, 4 reversed. Two comprehensive permits were granted. Four petitions were withdrawn or dismissed. During the year, Dan Lunt was re-appointed as a regular member for a five-year term. John Verani and Joseph R. Petranek were re-appointed as associate members for a one-year term. Jim Theodosopoulos was re-elected chairman, and Dana Jordan was elected vice-chairman. ******** MASTER PLAN COMMISSION Benjamin Fierro III, Chairman The work of the Master Plan Commission in 1990 was highlighted by the passage of a corridor protection zoning by-law for Route 1. Approved by Town Meeting voters last fall, the by-law was the product of over two years of effort by the Commission. Technical assistance in the drafting of the by-law was provided by Town Planner Elizabeth Ware and the consulting firm of Connery Associates. Additional help was given by many volunteers, particularly Arthur Knight, without whom this effort would not have been successful. -Ill- The corridor by-law adopted on October 22, 1990, re-zoned the Route 1 industrial district into three new districts: a limited industrial (LI) district (south of Linebrook Road, easterly side, to Topsfield); a rural residential C district (RRC) (generally south of Linebrook Road, westerly side); and a planned commer- cial (PC) district (north of Linebrook Road, easterly and westerly sides, to Rowley). The intent of the by-law is to protect environmental resources, pre- serve natural landscapes, provide for more compatible types of uses, and promote appropriate business development in this part of Ipswich. Last year the Master Plan Commission spent a significant amount of time discussing and evaluating the proposal of the Housing Authority to develop 20 units of family housing on Linebrook Road. The charter of the commission is to plan for the long-term growth of Ipswich consistent with its small town charac- teristics. Consequently, while the Master Plan Commission supported the goal of providing greater housing opportunities for all persons, it opposed the project because of its belief that the density of the project - with its attendant need to install a sewer force main - was contrary to sound land use principles. In the coming year, the Commission will continue its work on these and other growth issues. Finally, the Master Plan Commission saw further changes to its membership in 1990 with the resignation of Richard McKinnon, Robert McNeil and Dana Jordan and the appointment of Irene Josephson, Donald Turbide and Barbara Ostberg. ******** TOWN OF IPSWICH REVENUE SHARING HANDICAPPED REGULATIONS This notice is published pursuant to the requirements of Section 51.55 of the Revenue Sharing Regulations, as published in the Federal Register on October 17, 1983. Section 51.55 prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals because of their handicapped status. The Town of Ipswich, Massachusetts, advises the public, employees and job appli- cants that it does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities . The Town of Ipswich has designated the following (person or office) as the con- tact to coordinate efforts to comply with this requirement. Inquiries should be directed to: Name: George E. Howe Office: Town Manager Address: Town Hall, South Main Street Ipswich, MA 01938 Phone Number: (508)356-4848 Hours: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Mondays 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tues.-Thurs. 8 a.m. - 12 noon Fridays -112- FEOFFEES OF TI IE GRAMMAR SCHOOL IPSWICH, MASSACHUSETTS Balance, July 1, 1989 Cash Received Expenditures Balance, June 30, 1990 13,482.66 329,532.96 331,247.82 11,767.80 Little Neck, Land Valuation Buildings - Community Center & Barn Cash in First National Bank of Ipswich On Deposit - Ipswich Co-operative Bank On Deposit - Ipswich Savings Bank 18,371,700.00 75,600.00 11,767.80 2,000.00 1.407.82 18.462,475.62 SCHEDULE I CASH RECEIPTS Tuly 1.1989 - Tune 30. 1990 Building & Land Taxes Rents Water Loan Late Payment Interest & Miscellaneous 244,643.82 51.000.00 33,500.00 389.14 SCHEDULE A RECONCILIATION OF CASH RECEIPTS Balance, July 1, 1989 Cash Receipts - Schedule I Expenditures - Schedule II 13,482.66 329.532.96 343.015.62 331.247.82 11,767.80 -113- Taxes Town of Ipswich SCHEDULE II EXPENDITURES IulyI,I989 - Iune30, 1990 244,643.82 Repairs & Upkeep Water Wharf & Docks Playgrounds Tree Work Maintenance Speed Bumps 36,867.40 1,978.86 1,015.00 1,470.00 1,212.75 1,475.00 Salaries & Expenses Salaries Transportation Police Office Supplies Meetings Telephone Legal Loan Payments Loan Interest Tax abatement refunds 5,500.00 500.00 3,966.57 611.21 181.00 182.02 3,569.00 27,000.00 293.96 781.23 331.247.82 -114- TRUSTEES CF THE IPSWICH PUBLIC LIBRARY STATEMENT OF FUND ACTIVITY July 1, 1989 to June 30, 1990 I. BOOK FUND AND MEMORIAL FUNDS Balance - July 1, 1989 Contributions : Interest Income: Expenditures : Books Balance - June 30, 1990 $13,653.36 200.00 886.93 (2,074.00) $12,666.29 II. IPSWICH SPEAKS FUND Balance - July 1, 1989 Interest Income: Balance - June 30, 1990 $ 1,098.04 86.74 $ 1,184.78 III. LIBRARY TRUST FUND Balance July 1, 1989 Expenditures : Design Fees (Air Conditioning) $ 45,087.94 (5,337.00) Interest Income Balance - June 30, 1990 Augustine Heard Fund $10,638.56 Elizabeth R. Lathrop Fund 1,326.80 Adelade B. Lockhart Fund 654.66 Abby L. Newman Fund 3,983.50 George Spiller Fund 1,121.00 Daniel Treadwell Fund 25,798.00 3,771.58 $43,522.52 -115- BURLEY EDUCATION FUND Balance on hand January 1, 1990 $31,665.86 Income from funds for year 1990 as follows: Interest: Ipswich Co-Operative Bank Money Market Certificate 2,953.20 Expenditures for the year 1990 as follows: Project Adventure, Inc. Ipswich Middle School 3,000.00 Balance on hand January 1, 1991 as follows: Ipswich Co-Operative Bank Money Market Certificate $31,619.06 TO: THE CITIZENS OF IPSWICH FROM: BARRY M. BOYCE, TOWN ACCOUNTANT During Fiscal Year 1990, the Accounting Department took great steps toward solving some long standing fiscal problems. Three audit reports were issued leaving only FY1990 to be completed. These audit reports contained many adjustments and gave us a much better picture of our financial standing. The current schedule of audits will be up-to-date by the end of 1991. Please note the audit adjusted figures in the following exhibits and schedules. These figures have been audit adjusted through the end of FY 1989 and reflect the activity through the end of FY1990. As always the Accounting Department staff, Cyntnia Burns and Carol Poirier, per- formed their jobs well in excess of their job descriptions. 116- § I a O Lr > On ?3 r~- r^ lO Ol N ON OM Q * ■j 5 t-c <r csj SS°^ SON L?) 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